September 5 – 21, 2013
Riffe Center Studio Two
77 South High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Running Time: Ninety minutes, no intermission.

Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.
A limited number of Pay What You Want tickets will be available at the door.
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"Charles Mee’s weirdly compelling bobrauschenbergamerica finds a perfect match in Available Light's precise and energetic production... which combines unlikely elements with results that can be comic or disturbing, but are always fascinating."
- Margaret Quamme, Columbus Dispatch (Read more...)

"All give sublime performances... Their energy just astounds... a wondrous ride... a visual masterpiece..."
Lisa Much, Columbus Underground (Read more...)

"Available Light’s production is a must-see."
Jay Weitz, Columbus Alive (Read more...)

From the most influential playwright of the 21st century and the creator behind Available Light's beloved [Stop Sign language] and God's Ear comes a wild road trip through our American landscape.

bobrauschenbergamerica is a play made as one of America's greatest artists, Robert Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a painter. Traveling easily through time, the play's kaleidoscopic images take us from Rauschenberg's childhood home to a New York café to the open road.

A collage of people and places and music and dancing, of love stories and picnics and business schemes and shootings and chicken jokes and golfing, and of the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.


<div id="tabContainer"> <div id="tabs"> <ul> <li class="tab-li" id="tabHeader_1">Meet the Artists</li> <li class="tab-li" id="tabHeader_2">Photos</li> <li class="tab-li" id="tabHeader_3">Video</li> <li class="tab-li" id="tabHeader_4">Playbill</li> <li class="tab-li" id="tabHeader_5">Press</li> </ul> </div> <div id="tabscontent"> <div class="tabpage" id="tabpage_1"> <!-------------------------ARTISTS GO HERE--> <! -- use class="dbl" for extra long names -- > <! ---- Line 1 of listings ---> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> Playwright </div> <a href="http://charlesmee.org"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/chuck-mee-bw2.jpg"> <figcaption>Charles L. Mee</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> Director </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/eleni-papaleonardos/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/eleni-papaleonardos-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Eleni Papaleonardos</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> Production Manager </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/dave-wallingford/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/dave-wallingford-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Dave Wallingford</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing rightttter" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> Stage Manager </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/jaylene-henderson/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/jaylene-henderson-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Jaylene Henderson</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <! ---- Line 2 of listings ---> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> as Phil, the Trucker </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/ian-short/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/ian-short-bw.jpg"> <figcaption >Ian Short</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> as Phil's Girl </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/elena-m-perantoni/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/elena-perantoni-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Elena M. Perantoni</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> as Allen </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/drew-eberly/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/drew-eberly-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Drew Eberly</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing rightttter" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> as Carl </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/keith-nolen/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/keith-nolan-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Keith Nolen</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <! ---- Line 3 of listings ---> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> as Becker </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/ben-sostrum/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/ben-sostrum-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Ben Sostrum</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> as Susan </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/acacia-duncan/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/acacia-duncan-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Acacia Duncan</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> as Wilson </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/adam-humphrey/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/adam-humphrey-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Adam Humphrey</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing rightttter" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> as Bob's Mom </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/pamela-decker/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/pamela-decker-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Pamela Decker</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <! ---- Line 4 of listings ---> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> as the Roller Skater </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/amy-rittberger/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/amy-rittberger-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Amy Rittberger</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> as Bob, the Pizza Boy </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/weston-oberg/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/weston-oberg-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Weston Oberg</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> Music Director </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/pam-welsh-huggins/"><div id="artist-pose" > <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/pam-welsh-huggins-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Pam Welsh-Huggins</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing rightttter" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> Asst. Stage Manager </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/ben-jones/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/ben-jones-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Ben Jones</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <! ---- Line 5 of listings ---> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role"> Costume Designer </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/kat-barnes/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/kat-barnes-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Kat Barnes</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> Lighting Designer </div> <a href="#"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/img/artist-pose/slaymatthews.jpg"> <figcaption>Jarod Wilson</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> Sound Designer </div> <a href="http://avltheatre.com/collaborators/dave-wallingford/"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/dave-wallingford-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Dave Wallingford</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> <div class="artist-listing rightttter" style="display: block;"> <div id="artist-role" class=""> Choreographer </div> <a href="/collaborators/acacia-duncan"><div id="artist-pose"> <figure> <img src="http://avltheatre.com/wp-content/themes/genesis-AVLT-2013/img/collabos/artist-pose/acacia-duncan-bw.jpg"> <figcaption>Acacia Duncan</figcaption> </figure> </div></a></a> </div> </div> <!-------------------------END of ARTIST Section--> <div class="tabpage" id="tabpage_2"> <!-- INSERT PHOTOS --> <object width="620" height="517"> <param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Favltheatre%2Fsets%2F72157635401028058%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Favltheatre%2Fsets%2F72157635401028058%2F&set_id=72157635401028058&jump_to="></param> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984"></param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Favltheatre%2Fsets%2F72157635401028058%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Favltheatre%2Fsets%2F72157635401028058%2F&set_id=72157635401028058&jump_to=" width="620" height="517"></embed></object> </div> <div class="tabpage" id="tabpage_3"> <!-- INSERT VIDEO / THIS CONTAINER starts 650px wide--> <!-- VIMEO WORKS --> <!-- OLD SCHOOL YOUTUBE WORKS --> <!-- NEW SCHOOL YOUTUBE WORKS, TOO --> <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/74144689?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> <div class="tabpage playbill" id="tabpage_4"> <p>View the <em>bobrauschenbergbamerica</em> program online here: <a href="http://issuu.com/avltheatre/docs/bobrusa_program">http://issuu.com/avltheatre/docs/bobrusa_program</a></p> <p>Download a copy of the <em>bobrauschenbergbamerica</em> program (large file, 8mb) here: <a href="http://avltheatre.com/programs/bobrusa%20program-spreads.pdf">http://avltheatre.com/programs/bobrusa%20program-spreads.pdf</a> </div> <div class="tabpage press" id="tabpage_5"> <p>Columbus Dispatch review: <a href="http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2013/09/05/Review-Available-Lights-bobrauschenbergamerica-weirdly-compelling.html">weirdly appealing</a></p> <p>Columbus Alive review: <a href="http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2013/09/12/play-review-available-lights-combined-talents-make-bobrauschenbergamerica-a-highlight.html">combined talents make "bobrauschenbergamerica" a highlight</a></p> <p>Columbus Underground review: <a href="http://www.columbusunderground.com/theatre-review-avlts-bobrauschenbergamerica-lm1">an energy filled ride</a></p> </div> </div> </div>