Seasonal Special Happenings

The Excavation Digs Into the Past

When: Mon., April 11 2011

"The best way to describe the show is as a play inside a fun house," says Theater Ninjas founder Jeremy Paul of The Excavation, the troupe's interactive romp now roaming the galleries of the 78th Street Studios. Blending live action, music, and visual art, the 80-minute experience aims at examining the way people reveal themselves in the process of digging into the past, here represented by that mother of all digs, Pompeii. Just don't go with the idea of occupying a seat: Attendees get up, move around, and "choose their own adventure," Paul says, for an experience that takes advantage of the natural restlessness of your average audience. Paul, incidentally, founded the troupe with the goal of performing original works for new and young audiences, and nurturing local talent; they've been doing just that for five years now. Excavation tickets are $15 to $18 at or by phone at 216-245-3514. Performances continue through April 23 at 1300 West 78th St. — Niehaus

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