In 2011 avant-garde king Robert Wilson, an experimental playwright famous for Einstein on the Beach and The Black Rider, debuted a play called The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Manchester International Festival. The performance was met with critical acclaim across Europe, and now it is coming to New York's Park Avenue Armory. Yet more exciting than the anticipation that the play is US-bound is the fact that Abramovic will be playing herself, as opposed to an actress (as was the case in the other stagings). Abramovic will appear onstage alongside a star-studded cast, including Antony Hagerty and Willem Dafoe. As the "quasi-opera" opens this month, here are 10 Things to Expect From The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory.
The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic opens Dec. 13, 2013 and runs until Dec. 21, 2013.