Remote Houston

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Thursdays, Fridays, 4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18 2016
$39

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Evergreen Cemetery
500 Altic St.
Houston, TX  77012
713-864-6862
After Remote Houston received the constantly-sold-out treatment during this spring’s CounterCurrent Festival, Alley Theatre continued the run (which also sold out), so they’re bringing the pedestrian-centric “live art theatrical experience” back for another go. The piece, by the Berlin artist collective Rimini Protokoll (originally co-presented by Alley and University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts), guides walkers to Houston sites via a mechanical narrative voice that’s piped through headphones. What’s crazy is that the narrator sometimes seems to know a participant’s every move, even before it’s executed. “It demonstrates how technology controls our lives,” says Dean Gladden, Alley’s managing director. “It’s all about thinking, ‘Am I in control or is technology in control?’” Rimini Protokoll, which designed similar pieces in Moscow, Paris and New York City, made the piece uniquely Houston by incorporating the tunnel system and abandoned East End sites.

4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Through November 18. Evergreen Cemetery, 500 Altic. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit alleytheatre.org. $39.
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