“Visions for the End of the World" is an experimental solo theatre piece about climate change and the apocalypse by Detroit-based performance artist Scott Crandall.
It begins with an eccentric showman who welcomes the audience to the pseudo-religious pageant he is about to present: a doomsday prophet's series of apocalyptical visions. These visions’ performances range from energetic dance routines to desperate prayer to sea shanties and shipwrecks, threaded together with poetic dialogue, vigorous physicality, and delicately crafted stage images. Though dark and strange in moments, the 40 minute piece is accessible and searching: an open invitation to look toward the future honestly, empathetically, gratefully.
$5-10 sliding scale at the door, no one turned away
Scott Crandall is a performance artist, musician, and gardener in the Detroit area. After earning an AA in Theater from Lansing Community College and a BFA in Theater Direction from the University of Michigan, he apprenticed with Detroit performance company The Hinterlands, and now incorporates elements of their movement training as a central part of his creative practice. Crandall also performs with Maddy Rager as the dance/performance art duo “Thank You So Much For Coming,” looking for a nexus between absurdity, research, and politics to craft bizarre, thoughtful, and often funny works.