I wanted it to be funny, but even though there are these ridiculous little plastic people, I wanted it to be more about things that would actually come about in peoples lives. So, in Haneys staged world, Barbie and Ken are not communicating, they cheat on each other, their house is in foreclosure and Barbie cooks in the kitchen with the baby on her hip while Ken sits on the couch with a beer. And its okay to laugh: I actually saw someone spit out their wine at an opening once, Haney recalls.
Things Fall Apart opens with a reception tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at CORE, 900 Santa Fe Drive, and continues through June 13. Visit www.corenewartspace.com or call 303-297-8428.
May 27-June 13, 2010