The Digger: A Subterranean Allegory

Date: March 24 – April 10, 2016
Location: La MaMa, First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street
Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Student/Seniors

“The Digger: A Subterranean Allegory is a satire about the risks of mankind’s technological obsession. Part man, part machine, The Digger is a new-world pioneer who strives to find the source of life hidden in an underworld dominated by greed, lust, fraud, and treachery. Facing otherworldly demons and those within, The Digger’s search for meaning becomes a sacrificial journey that pushes him to transcend his earthly attachments. But will that sacrifice ultimately include the one he loves?

Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, The Epic of Gilgamesh, and Hermes’ Emerald Tablet, this new production by Inkfish uses both traditional and experimental storytelling through puppetry, poetry, and song, accompanied by soundscapes and video projection.

Inkfish is a collaborative, interdisciplinary puppet theater company that uses historical, literary, biographical and verbatim source material to create theater about contemporary social and political subjects for adult audiences. We believe that theater can not only hold a mirror to the audience allowing them to see their lives in previously unexplored detail, but may also open a window to a new world with its own set of rules. ” Youtube Video

By Inkfish
Written by: Brian Snapp
Directed and Designed by: Michael Kelly