THE FÊTE OF MISTAKES; A SUBLIMATED SIDESHOW OF EVERYDAY BRUTALITY AND SWEETS
In The Fête of Mistakes, the members of Psychic Readings construct an abstract fairground littered with the overwhelmingness of despair and the sustained tension of hopefulness.
It’s never really made clear, but I think the play takes place in Niagara Falls: The city so depressed it jumped over itself. Beneath Niagara Falls flows the Love Canal, and under the Love Canal hides the Cave of the Winds, the humbug attraction that blows life into the lungs of the greatest sideshow of lies called The Fête of Mistakes! It’s a love/horror story about exploitation. Or rather, a musical about the insidiousness of capitalism, but you will hate the music. Get in line. There are free zeppoles*!
* Free with purchase of ticket and t-shirt.