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The Poisoner

La MaMa Downstairs Theater
Apr 06 Through Apr 21 | Sat | 8PM, 4PM Matinees | $10-30
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The Poisoner at La MaMa Downstairs Theater
A universal tale, THE POISONER is an unraveling of the deception, abuse of power, and utter negligence of early 2000s Michigan water politics. In a neo-noir thriller driven by a determined journalist who returns to his hometown and uncovers more than he bargained for, THE POISONER invites you to question, are we ever safe?

Directed by two-time Obie Award-winning Director and Choreographer Lee Sunday Evans and written by first-time playwright M.M. Haney, THE POISONER is inspired by the Flint water crisis. Matinee performances will include talkbacks with talented artists, fashion designers, photojournalists and community advocates who have contributed to democracy, water justice, and beauty in Flint and beyond.

Following the matinee on Sunday, April 7, there will be a talkback with Vince Duffy, News Director of Michigan Public Radio, who produced "Not Safe to Drink, "Matt Black, a Magnum photographer who created the award-winning photo essay "The Fall of Flint," and Carly A. Krakow, NYU Faculty, scholar of international law and environmental justice, writer, journalist, and activist.

Following the matinee on Sunday, April 14, there will be a talkback with Joan Leary Matthews, former Senior Attorney for NRDC's Safe Water Initiative, Sheila Coronel, Director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia, Syrah Scott, Executive Director of the National Clean Water Collective and Matthew Brandt, photographer of the series Bridges Over Flint, part of the permanent collection at The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Following the matinee on Saturday, April 20, there will be a talkback with fashion designer Tracy Reese, co-creator of the collection titled "Flint Fit" using 90,000 plastic bottles from the Flint water crisis.

Venue: La MaMa Downstairs Theater

66 East 4th Street Map