BELOW AND BEYOND Presented by Ramshackle Enterprises, The Missoula Oblongata, and Kelly Strayhorn Theater May 3, 2012 | 8 pm Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave. at Stratford Inspired by the long-submerged Mill Creek of West Philadelphia and current Pittsburgh debate about fracking, BELOW and BEYOND explores the complications of what lies beneath our feet. Using puppets, pulleys, movement, and maps, the performance unearths the intricacies of extraction and recognizes a waterway that continues to resurface. Tree house, houseboat and bunker dwellers unite amidst an invasion of urban water buffalo. “...ingenious, poignant, crucial visionary work about complex topics, all the while never taking themselves too seriously. [They] are doing the people's work, bringing to light the issues that we need to understand, and presenting them with absurdity, laughter, and vulnerability.” -Gina Renzi, Director of The Rotunda The Performance is geared toward adult audiences but is enjoyable for ages 10 and up. BELOW and BEYOND is a performance directed by Donna Sellinger (of The Missoula Oblongata), and created by Beth Nixon (of Ramshackle Enterprises) and Sarah Lowry (also of The Missoula Oblongata). Pay-What-You-Can, in advance or at the door For more information visit us online at www.kelly-strayhorn.org or call at 412.363.3000.