The Woman Invisible to Herself

When: Sept. 18-19, 6 p.m., Sept. 25-26, 5:45 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. 2010

Leave your preconceptions at the door and follow contemporary dance artist Mary Armentrout around the MilkBar (Sunshine Biscuit Complex, 851 81st St. #223, Oakland) -- up and down stairs, through a tunnel, and onto the roof -- while she subverts concepts of identity and theater in her autobiographical performance the woman invisible to herself. Armentrout's past shows have incorporated spoken word, stuffed animals, and trash, so there's no telling what to expect along the way. Promised elements include original sound by Pamela Z, Evelyn Ficarra, and Merlin Coleman; video by Ian Winters; and Armentrout, Natalie Greene, Frances Rosario, or NolSimonsein the title role. The show begins at sundown each weekend: Sept. 25-26 at 6:15 and Oct. 2-3 at 6 p.m., with a preshow installation thirty minutes before curtain; $20. Seating is limited, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. 510-845-8604 or

Claudia Bauer

Price: $20

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