A new play inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Blood on the Cat’s Neck
In 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder imagined a beautiful space alien on a mission to create a first-hand report on mankind. She landed in Nuremburg. Things didn’t go well. Now, in 2016, the alien research team has decided to try again, this time with an artificial intelligence in the same shapely guise. Like the Phoebe of the 1970s, she can learn the words people say but not what they mean. Unfortunately, this time she lands in the United States. In an election year. This world premiere is a black-comic look at contemporary society and the wild irrationality of how we see ourselves. Ready for our interplanetary close-up? We report, you decide.