Garden of Earthly Delights extends its run by six weeks, now playing through to 1 Mar
Garden of Earthly Delights, which brings Hieronymus Boschï¿½s provocative painting to life, extends its run by six weeks and will now play through to 1 Mar 2009.
Garden of Earthly Delights, opened at the Minetta Lane Theatre on 19 Nov 2008, following previews from 8 Nov and was originally scheduled to close on 18 Jan 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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