11/25/14 1:00pm

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It’s not hard to follow; it just has a long title: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer). Kleine describes herself as an “avant auteur,” “former vaudevillian,” “wayward dancer,” and “literature writer.” But in Screening Room, she’s a performance artist who has shunned the stage for a decade. She resurfaces as Yvonne Rainer, a real life choreographer/filmmaker. She also plays the part of Rainer’s lion-tamer-turned-dancer character Kristina, transforming a verbatim talk show interview into an imaginary film recounting Kleine’s journey of disappearance. She will do four performances at The Chocolate Factory Theatre in early December.

Details: Andrea Kleine: Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer), The Chocolate Factory Theatre, 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, December 3rd through December 6th, 8 pm, $15.

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Photos: The Chocolate Factory Theater