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Name: "Acquanetta"
Date: July 11, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Event Description:
Music by Michael Gordon Libretto by Deborah Artman Directed by Daniel Fish Conducted by David Bloom ’13, GCP ’15 Produced by Beth Morrison Projects “Unmissable..sublime…massive-scale cinematic revelations unfolding out of a seemingly empty space.” —Time Out New York An homage to the campy and spine-chilling horror films of the 1940s, "Acquanetta" combines theater, opera, and film to explore the world of a real-life B-movie star with a mysterious past. Known for her exotic beauty, Acquanetta—aka Mildred Davenport—was the star of such cult 1940s horror films as "Captive Wild Woman", "Jungle Woman", "The Sword of Monte Cristo", and "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman", before she disappeared from public life. With a soaring and often comic score from Bang on a Can cofounder Michael Gordon and text by librettist Deborah Artman, "Acquanetta" examines the ways in which the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen. A vivid cast of characters reveals their inner longings and emotional shadows in a haunting meditation on identity, transformation, stereotypes, and typecasting, set in the heyday of Hollywood glamour. This visual and musical tour de force is directed by Tony-nominee Daniel Fish, whose 2015 SummerScape production of "Oklahoma!" is now running on Broadway. Opening Night Reception for Members Friday, July 12 Pre-Performance Conversation Sunday, July 14 at 1 pm in Resnick Studio Post-Performance Conversation Wednesday, July 17
Fisher Center at Bard 60 Manor Ave, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Date/Time Information:
July 11 at 8 pm July 12 at 8 pm July 13 at 2 pm July 14 at 2 pm July 17 at 2 pm July 18 at 8 pm July 19 at 8 pm July 20 at 2 pm July 20 at 8 pm July 21 at 2 pm
Contact Information:
Fisher Center at Bard | 845-758-7900 |
Tickets start at $25
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