5 - 15 Sep 2019
2300 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148


Pig Iron Theatre Company, Superterranean. Photo by Jauhien Sasnou/Picturebox Creative.

A world premiere by Pig Iron Theatre Company and award-winning designer Mimi Lien, Superterranean is a new visual-theater work driven by Lien’s fascinations with urban infrastructure acting in concert with the human body. Nine performers, led by Pig Iron artistic director and Pew Fellow Dan Rothenberg, explore human behavior, utopian environments, and hidden networks.

“When I see a huge refinery, with its vast and intricate system of metal pipes, tanks, catwalks, I feel inexplicably emotional,” says Lien. “Why do these structures evoke in my body such a deep-seated feeling of pleasure and despair?”