"THE UNCONSCIOUS EFFORT TO MAINTAIN ONE'S BALANCE TENDS TO PRODUCE A WEARIED AND EXHAUSTED 'BICYCLE FACE'" - Literary Digest, 1895
WHAT is Bicycle Face?
: a one-woman show, written and performed by Hannah Van Sciver, with direction by David O'Connor, and design by Sara Outing. Set in Philadelphia and framed by a feminist theory class taught in the year 2125, Bicycle Face tells the interconnected stories of three fictional women, separated by a century each, navigating the changing landscape of feminism, censorship and cycling.
Bicycle Face first premiered in June, 2015 in the Philadelphia SoLow Festival. It has since toured venues throughout Philadelphia, Massachusetts, and in New Orleans in the Razor's Edge Solo Performance Festival.
But really...WHAT is Bicycle Face?
: back in the late 1800s, women started riding bicycles. And it was rather off-putting to society (read: men). Physicians coined the term "bicycle face" to refer to what they thought was a pretty serious medical condition affiliated with this trend. Learn more.
For more info....
: to find out more about upcoming performances, or to volunteer/donate to the project, email Ms. Van Sciver with the subject heading "What's Wrong With Her Face?"
Top Pick // City Paper - "'It’s gonna get weird,' she promises."
Top Pick // Phindie - "Feminist theory is so 2125."
Reviewed // Deb Miller, Phindie - "As expected from Van Sciver, the show is equally smart, funny, and provocative."
Interviewed // Rep Radio - Listen up!
Bicycle Face is cross-listed on The Greenfield Collective website - check it out.
Bicycle Face Off-BroaDway
Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NY
October 14, 2016, 6:00 pm
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