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Third Rail Projects’ ‘Roadside Attraction’ at the Green Building

Road tripping: Performance stars 1970s pop-up camper

By Danielle Furfaro - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com
Unhappy campers: “Roadside Attraction” tells the story of a family who have been on vacation together for too long.  Photo © Third Rail Projects

Unhappy campers: “Roadside Attraction” tells the story of a family who have been on vacation together for too long.
Photo © Third Rail Projects

Summertime, and the livin’ is uneasy.

“Roadside Attraction,” a new show by dance and performance company Third Rail Projects, takes place in and around that sacred space of family vacations — the camper. But the camper in “Roadside Attraction” is no modern recreational vehicle. It is an old-school Coleman pop-up camper straight out of the 1970s.

“It has lawn chairs and a family that has been trapped together for way too long,” said Elizabeth Carena, who is the managing director of Third Rail Projects and also one of the actors in the production.

The show incorporates contemporary dance, quintessential ’70s songs, and plenty of blisteringly passive-aggressive dialogue to tell the story of a family at odds after several days into a camping trip. Carena plays an avatar that consumes the mother character as she dreams about the life that could have been.

Read more at: Brooklyn Paper

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