"I Feel Your Pain" (2011), 80 minutes, by Liz Magic Laser, will be presented at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 (Wednesday) at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1400 Main St., in downtown Kansas City. The event is sponsored by the H&R Block Artspace at KCAI.
This event is free and open to the public and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.Tickets will be available at the door the day of the screening; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Drawing on a variety of agitprop theater tactics, particularly the Russian Constructivist’s “living newspaper,” Magic Laser’s performance restaged America’s recent political contests as romantic drama. Presented in a movie theater, "I Feel Your Pain" took place simultaneously in the midst of the audience and on the cinema’s screen. Eight actors perform a sequence of scenes tracing the progression of a relationship using dialogues adapted from political interviews and press conferences. Borrowing elements from historic “living newspaper” productions, the performance features live voice-overs, pantomime fight scenes and mute commentaries by a clown.