Truth and Beauty

1999–2005
Theater

About the Production

Truth and Beauty (originally American Gothic) is a multi-media exploration of the American psyche in an advertising, marketing and gun obsessed age. The piece incorporates live and recorded video and slide projections and is performed inside of a three sided Plexiglas box. It incorporates interviews with gun owners, advertising content and a subplot about an alienated youth on his way to becoming a homegrown terrorist. Since its premiere, Truth and Beauty has been independently produced in New York, California, Massachusetts and Nevada.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived by

Ping Chong

Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with Michae Rohd and Jeff Randall

Directed by

Dr. Amy Lane, Eric Eisenbrey and Michelle A. Baxter

Lighting and Set Design

Elizabeth Kendall

Costume Design

Lindsay Pape

Sound Design

Erin Burns

Stage Manager

Elizabeth Kendall

Cast

Michael Rohd, Jeff Randall, Shawn LaCount, Mark VanDerzee, Ping Chong, Reginald Meneses, Michael Arch, Bill Grennan, Cortney Franks, Kate Larsen and C.J. Cornwell

Performance History

Workshop

The Ko Festival, Amherst, MA (October 1998)

Premiere

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of the Arts and Theatre Arts, Blacksburg, VA (September 1999)

Partners

Virginia Polytechnic Institute, School of the Arts

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