Theater Ninjas present the latest version of their original performance "The Excavation," a theatrical celebration of the life, death and re-birth of Pompeii in popular culture. Using the Ames Family Atrium as a staging ground for this sprawling choose-your-own-adventure-style performance, the Ninjas explore the comic and tragic legacy of this famous city through a blend of site-specific performance and interactive storytelling. Theater Ninjas will also be integrated into the exhibition during special Ninja Days in March, April, and May. This exciting collaboration between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland-based Theater Ninjas brings together performance and the visual arts in a one-of-a-kind experience filled with humor, pathos, and catastrophic volcanic eruptions.
“The Excavation” opens during MIX: Apocalypse, the museum’s monthly First Friday event series. MIX ticket required for March 1 performance. All subsequent performances are free.
Support for the Theater Ninja project has been provided by The Cleveland Museum of Art's Painting and Drawing Society, Dr. Nancy Clay-Marsteller, Antoinette Miller, and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Schubert.