Late Nights at the Whitney
The Museum is open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.View all Hours
Location: Fourth Floor
A play by Yair Oelbaum, featuring
Yedidya Oelbaum, Jessica Polaniecki,
Kai Althoff, Daniel Cowen, and Alex Beth
Along with Biennial artist Kai Althoff, Yair Oelbaum has been developing this dramatic play since 2010. They debuted it together in 2011 at the Dixon Studio in Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. For their U.S.- premiere performance of There we will be buried, the pair will perform the show’s main characters, Orpah and Lydia, two single mothers who are searching for a lost daughter. All of the characters in There we will be buried are represented not only through the presence of each actor on stage, but also via prerecorded dialogue and video. For each character, the composite of these elements is varied and unique. Therefore, the play presents an inherently broken narrative, incapable of telling a single authoritative concrete story.
May 16 and 19
11 am–3 pm
Wednesday, May 16: 4 pm
Thursday, May 17: 4 pm
Friday, May 18: 7 pm
Saturday, May 19: 4 pm
All events are free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached. Admittance is not permitted while scheduled performances are in progress, so please arrive early.