Garden of Earthly Delights extends for a second time, now playing through to 31 May
Garden of Earthly Delights, which brings Hieronymus Boschï¿½s provocative painting to life, has extended its run for a second time, this time by 13 weeks, and will now play through to 31 May 2009.
The limited engagement originally scheduled through 18 Jan 2009, began previews at the Minetta Lane Theatre on 8 Nov 2008, before opening on 19 Nov. It was first extended by six weeks through 1 Mar 2009.
The show opened to mostly good reviews: "Shot through with moments of strange, startling beauty." (NY Times); "A phantasmagoric quality you won't soon forget." (NY Post); "There's a breathtaking vitality to each lazzi. No vignette is stretched to the point where your interest might even begin to wane." (Back Stage); "A special thrill for auds famished for visual beauty." (Variety).
The publicity for the Garden of Earthly Delights says "Martha Clarke is reinventing her creation, continuing to blur the lines between theater, dance, art, and music to create a world of her own. An inspired synthesis of visual and performing magic, this breathtaking flight of imaginative genius is sexy, evocative, and unlike anything youï¿½ve ever seen on stage. Using state-of-the-art aerial devices created by the ï¿½Flying by Foyï¿½ workshop, Martha Clarke takes you on a journey from creation through Eden, earthly existence, damnation and redemption.
Garden of Earthly Delights is back in New York for the first time since the production premiered at St. Clementï¿½s in Nov 1984 and then at the Minetta Lane Theatre in 1987.
Conceived, directed, and choreographed by Martha Clarke, Garden of Earthly Delights features Sophie Bortolussi, Benjamin G. Bowman, Daniel Clifton, Marjorie Folkman, General McArthur Hambrick, Whitney V. Hunter, Gabby Malone, Jennifer Nugent, Matt Rivera, Jenny Sandler and Isadora Wolfe.
The creative team includes Christopher Akerlind (sets & lighting) and Jane Greenwood (costumes).
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