four prisoners are held under mysterious circumstances in a facility that promises to benefit the security of those on the outside. as they plan their escape, who is being held captive becomes less and less clear. this is a full-length play based loosely on elements from the Flaming Lips album Zaireeka and not-so-loosely on a society that will do anything to make itself feel safe.
a surreal, dream-influenced look at just what we’ll do to ensure our security, in apparati was called “a complex allegory that raises big questions about self-determination, faith, and free will” (Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury).
(stills taken from video by Karl Lind)
in apparati had its world premiere at defunkt theatre in spring 2007 with the following cast: