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When Gravity Shifts: LEO, The Anti-Gravity Show

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Aug 20, 2013 1:20 PM

What if gravity pulled you to the side instead of down? A stage performance called LEO, The Anti-Gravity Show answers that question with humor and contemplation.

"He's a guy alone in a room but he discovers that there's something changed with the room," says Gregg Parks, the show's Creative Producer. "And slowly but surely he realizes that gravity isn't playing the same. And then he explores that idea. As he plays with it it continues to evolve and change and his relationship with it changes too."

The show's set is one room: two walls and a floor. While the audience can see this, they can also see a video screen right next to the set with the room projected sideways 90 degrees, and this is where gravity changes all the rules for LEO. 

"The first part of the show is 'what if?'", says Gregg, "But then as the show shifts and the voyage of this character shifts...suddendly we find ourselves [with] less laughter and more thought and more contemplation and more sincere concerns for the character."

LEO, The Anti-Gravity Show will be at the Weis Center at Bucknell University on September 24th at 7:30pm.  Listen to the feature below and check out the trailor for the show.

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