In Fuerzabruta, an audience is showered with water and debris, blasted with smoke and bright lights, and herded through the room like hypnotized cattle, all to a propulsive techno soundtrack. A typical evening on Broadway it is not, but the shows Argentine creator, Diqui James, isnt catering to stuffy theatergoers. We dont want to do something just for intellectuals who love literature, he explains, or just for young kids who love raves.
A plotless, mechanical feast for the senses, Fuerzabruta (Spanish for brute force) features a suited man smashing through cardboard walls while running frantically on a six-foot-high treadmill, an aerial catfight on a 20-foot swirling Mylar curtain, and a huge transparent pool -- in which four women writhe like sexy, primitive sirens -- that descends to barely scrape onlookers heads.
New York Citys Daryl Roth Theatre will soon launch weekly boys night performances of the production for gay spectators.