By Laura Christina Dunn
Songs composed by Laura Christina Dunn, Brigit Kelly Young, Kendy Gable, Monica Metzler (Forest Veil), Frank Mazzetti & Maggie Mascal
Directed by Eva Andrews
Choreographed by Rebekah Stiles
Festival Dates: Jan 19, 22 @ 8pm; Jan 20 @ 10pm; Jan 21 @ 1:30pm
Additional Run Dates: Jan 18 @ 8pm
Venue: Clinton Street Theatre
2522 SE Clinton St.
Tickets: $20; $15 Student/Senior
The producers, writer and choreographer of last year's Frankenstein: A Cabaret present a new imaginative folk opera based on the myth of Atlantis. After Manhattan is completely under water, New Yorkers grow gills and continue on as usual. At the top of one skyscraper surrounded by ocean, a group of East Village folk singers meet every week to share songs they've just written and opinions, many opinions about the state of the world. From this group, an unlikely friendship between an aging male folk singer who lives above the water line and a young female submerged-songwriter is forged. When he begins to forget words, and then melodies, and finally even the way home, she stubbornly fights to keep things as they were. This imaginative folk opera takes a moving, yet playful, look at how we humans sing, argue, create, equivocate, and just continue on through times of profound loss.
part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide festival of new works.