THE WORLD IS ROUND Premiering April 17-30 at BAM.
A play with songs by Rachel Dickstein
Music and Lyrics by Heather Christian
Based on Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round
Confused by what is real and what is not, Rose climbs a mountain looking for an answer. Armed with a blue chair and a host of songs, Rose climbs and what she finds at the top is not at all what she expected. Through a rocking live score, aerial dance and acrobatic choreography, THE WORLD IS ROUND shoots us through a kaleidoscope of Rose's dreams, fears and ambitions.
“Ravishing moments . . . stunning images . . . pure visual entertainment . . . .[Rachel] Dickstein is a maverick illusionist” – The New York Times (on INNOCENTS)
“Breathtaking and poignant. A theatrical event to be reckoned with.”– Fred Backus nytheatre.com (on BETROTHED)
“Intoxicating! [Director Rachel] Dickstein is clearly a passionate artist and she’s staged this piece with an ecstatic vigor of a woman in love.” - Kerri Allen, Time Out (on BETROTHED)
“Thrilling and richly theatrical… SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA finds hypnotic poetry in the ordinary, the solemn, the rapturous and just about everything in between.” – The New York Times
SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA best of 2011:
SDC’s Joe A. Calloway Nomination for Outstanding Direction
Drama League nominee for Distinguished Production of the year
Drama League nominee for Distinguished Performance of the year- Ellen McLaughlin
Drama Desk nominee for Best Score of the year in a play- Gina Leishman
“Beautiful, sophisticated theatre.” – David Delrosso, nytheatre.com (On INNOCENTS)
“ A richly sensual and imaginative triptych filled with pleasures for the eyes and ears.”- Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News (On BETROTHED)
“Vibrant… instantly captivates” - Theatremania (On FIRE THROWS)
AND SUDDENLY A KISS, THERE ON THE BACK OF MY NECK
To premiere 2014/2015.
“This is the best adaptation of Virginia Woolf that I’ve ever seen on stage or screen. [SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA is] certain to be on my list of the best shows in this very young season.” - The Huffington Post
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