Righteous Exploits, 2013
Performance, Mixed Meda, 1h 0m, Dimensions Variable
Righteous Exploits is the 100 year-long true story of a family rising out of and returning to poverty over the course of 3 generations. Dust Bowl-era activist heroine Helen Hosmer fought against the exploitation of agrarian workers in the face of persecution by McCarthy's FBI, but her own family's dissolution undermined the very ideals she championed.
Told through a combination of live audio/visual multimedia, monologue, and performance art, Margaret Noble and Justin Hudnall pull audiences through a time warp of cultural mishaps that reveal just how dirty the good fight can get when morality competes with survival, and civic duty undermines family.
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