The World Is Round
Ripe Time's THE WORLD IS ROUND is a thrilling new folk opera fable based on a children’s book by Gertrude Stein. Stepping inside the dreams, desires, and drive of Rose, the piece tracks a young girl on a quest to climb a mountain.
THE WORLD IS ROUND
Winner of a 2014 Obie Award, Special Citation
(for the music, lyrics and designs of Heather Christian, Hannah Wasileski, Jiyoung Chang)
Premiered April 17-30 at BAM
Written & Directed By: Rachel Dickstein
Music and Lyrics: Heather Christian
Based on Gertrude Stein's The World is Round
Music performed live by: Heather Christian and the Arbornauts
Set Design: Mimi Lien
Lighting Design: Jiyoun Chang
Costume Design: Ilona Somogyi
Sound Design: Jane Shaw
Projection Design: Hannah Wasileski
Aerial Choreography: Nicki Miller
Created in collaboration with the ensemble: Blake DeLong, Hannah Heller, Grace McLean, Kristen Sieh.
THE WORLD IS ROUND is a funky folk fable based on a children’s book by Gertrude Stein. Stepping inside the dreams, desires, and drive of Rose, the piece tracks a young girl on a quest to climb a mountain. Through a rocking live original score, aerial choreography, and immersive video design, The World is Round transports us to the joys and fears childhood and the arduous path towards becoming a woman of ambition.
A staged workshop was produced at the JCC in Manhattan during December of 2012.