Theatre 2011 is indeed, as it appears to be, a spaceship in the shape of a merkaba. It is included here to show one of the vehicles designed to carry The Play of Freedom.
(Click on Theatre 2011 Craft for full-screen close-up)
As shown here, the basic design of the space is simple:
This design suggests a space in which a weightless audience can see the show from any angle they choose. The audience can go anywhere by pulling themselves along and between the plastic/metal tubes.
These tubes are not only banisters for the audience. Inside is a laser, whose beam intersects with others to form glowing balls of light and holographic images that will light the space from within, thereby freeing us from problems in communication between actors who are in the light and viewers who are in the dark. As one of the main themes of The Play of Freedom is the journey into light, it is essential that everyone in the show who chooses to be in the light will get there.
to build the ship, based on counter-rotating fields of electrical and
magnetic energies, are understood. The only obstacle to doing it quickly
is a lack of agreement on whether a theatre spaceship has promise or value.
Copyright 2002 Dan Furst