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A TRIBUTE TO MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS / Mud (a reading) & The Drowning (an Opera)
Name: A TRIBUTE TO MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS / Mud (a reading) & The Drowning (an Opera)
Date: October 13, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Philip Glass' Days and Nights FestivalMaría Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 - October 30, 2018) was a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director whose unique and personal productions examine humanity and its relationship with economic conditions. She was a leading figure in the Off-Off-Broadway and Avant Garde movement from the 1960’s and a renowned voice in the canon of Hispanic-American literature. During the Days & Nights Festival her life and work will be celebrated in Carmel. Featuring a World Premiere, Philip Glass transforms acclaimed playwright Maria Irene Fornés play The Drowning into a pocket opera! With breathtaking original score and live music in an intimate setting these performances are helmed by NYC’s prestigious team of Director JoAnne Akalaitis and Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton. A staged reading of Maria Irene Fornés play Mud, performed by some of the countries best actors, rounds out the work. Also to be screened is the 2018 film The Rest I Make Up, a collaboration between Fornés and filmmaker Michelle Memran exploring Fornés ‘remembered past’ as she begins a descent into dementia. A wonder and a delight in the exploration of the unquenchable creative spirit.
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