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Categories: Museum, Arts, Theatre
Based on a True Story
By Nick Lehane of New York, New York
Chimpanzee is based on the stranger-than-fiction stories of chimpanzees raised as children in human homes, in a series of cross-fostering experiments conducted in the United States. When these chimpanzees matured, or when funding dried up, some of these cross-fostered chimps went on to live as test subjects in a radically different area of scientific research – pathogen studies performed in biomedical facilities. Hundreds of chimpanzees remain warehoused in labs to this day.
Chimpanzee is an hour in a theater, a day in a biomedical facility, and a lifetime in the mind of a chimpanzee.
“gorgeous puppet play…a meticulous, deeply felt nonverbal memory play.”
-New York Magazine
Photo Credit: Richard Termine