The Untangling at the Junction and The Forgotten Land | Prop Thtr | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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The Untangling at the Junction and The Forgotten Land 

When: Thursdays. Continues through Feb. 9 2012
Price: $12-$15 or pay what you can
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This Rhinofest entry offers two butoh-inflected performance pieces. In The Forgotten Land, Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks negotiates a spiral of crumpled newspapers, fingers moving restlessly as if over a typewriter (or computer) keyboard. It's unclear whether Pimtong-Eubanks has cast herself as a mourner or a conspirator in this meditation on the demise of print media, but the imagery is intriguing. Daaimah Mubashshir's The Untangling at the Junction turns a jumble of cassette tape into a metaphor for a queer black woman's struggle over her Muslim father's death. Interesting nuggets about the evolution of the Nation of Islam are overshadowed by squabbles among a group of recording studio employees, and Mubashshir's acting skills don't measure up to her movement capabilities. —Kerry Reid

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