MVO: In Minnesota, there is a small room called an anechoic chamber. Constructed with fiberglass wedges, insulated steel and concrete slabs, it blocks out 99.9% of all external sounds. The Guinness Book of World Records calls it 'the quietest place on earth.'Inside, the only sounds you’ll hear are your heart beating...your stomach gurgling...your lungs expanding and contracting. You are the only sound.
If you sit inside for 45 minutes, your mind will start fabricating sounds that aren’t really there.
In 45 minutes, the room will drive you crazy. You could sit in that chamber for 45 minutes. Or for the same amount of time, you can enjoy any of the 9 once-act plays never before staged, in Virgin Labfest 2013. June 26 to July 7 at the Cultural Center.
(at the Cultural Center)
45 minutes of silent torture or 45 minutes of great theater? Your choice.