Political Storm

It’s been two years since Jose Torres Tama struggled to escape the drowned city of New Orleans in a stolen school bus. The performance artist, who survived to tell the tale, memorializes the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a brand-new production called The Cone of Uncertainty: New Orleans After Katrina. But don’t go expecting a feel-good pat on the back. Race, class and the neglect of the federal government all play out in Tama’s story. Using a “magical realist Latino voodoo aesthetic” that includes film footage from the storm along with multiple characters and stories, Tama comments on the many weather-related and political factors that collided to create the perfectly horrifying storm that the rest of us witnessed from the safety of our living rooms.
Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.


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