Ontological's Summer Series presents iph.then and The Mysteries of Paris
The Ontological-Hysteric Theater will end their season with their third annual Summer Series, which will present iph.then by Peter A. Campbell and The Mysteries of Paris by Normandy Raven Sherwood, at the Ontological Theater at St. Mark's Church
|Peter A. Campbell|
Playwright: Peter A. Campbell
Director: Peter A. Campbell
cast: Amanda Boekelheide, David Gordon, Senami D'Almeida, James Schaffner, Ramona Thomasius and others.
Synopsis: This remaking of the myth of Iphigenia in Tauris uses the Iphigenia story as a thematic tool with which to examine a modern world colored by corruption. The work includes several versions of the Iphigenia tale as well as several contemporary sources, in monologues, dialogues, opera, choral interludes, dances, fragments, video, and interruptions. The work then celebrates and interrogates the ways we, as artists and audience, continually revisit stories to find their meanings, their resonances, and their continued relevance.
Dates: 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2007
The Mysteries of Paris
Playwright: by Normandy Raven Sherwood, adaptated ofrom Eugene Sue's 1842 serialized novel.
Director: Dylan Latimer
cast: Jenny Seastone Stern, Edgar Oliver and Alex Colwell.
Synopsis: The story follows the exploits of the unlucky Goualeuse, the mysterious Rudolph and the true-hearted slasher as they try to fend off villains at every turn. Between salty sailor dancing and ornate puppet pageantry we learn the answers to these pressing questions: What is contained in a bag of mystery? Who are the young girl's real parents? How could a man escape from a sealed cavern? Where is that voice coming from?
Dates: 6 - 8 Sep 2007