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Pig Iron performs new work, Sept. 23-25

Princeton's Theater and Dance Program will present Pig Iron Theatre Company's new work, "Hell Meets Henry Halfway," at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 23-25, in the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St.

The show is a collaboration with playwright Adriano Shaplin and is loosely based on Polish author Witold Gombrowicz's gothic adventure, "Possessed." Premiered at the recent Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, the piece was commissioned by the Gombrowicz Centennial in Lublin, Poland.

After its performances in Princeton, the production will travel to the Kaunas Dance Festival in Lithuania, the Gombrowicz Centennial in Lublin, the Teatr Rometosci in Warsaw and the Ohio Theater in New York as part of the Polish Cultural Institute's Gombrowicz Festival, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Poland's notoriously absurdist novelist and playwright.

Founded in Philadelphia in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. The group has regularly visited Princeton's campus to present shows and lead classes.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available through University Ticketing at (609) 258-1742.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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