Columbia Stages to Present WAKE, 3/5-8

Columbia Stages to Present WAKE, 3/5-8

Columbia Stages will present WAKE, a multidisciplinary devised work of music theater conceived and directed by Mei Ann Teo, a third year MFA director at Columbia School of the Arts. WAKE will be presented in the Connelly Theater at 220 East 4th Street from March 5 to March 8, 2014.

The clocks stopped. Darkness flooded the day.

A mother commits an unforgivable act by accidentally killing her own child. Fueled by unending guilt, she cycles through haunting dreamscapes of death and rebirth. As her reality decomposes into surreal nightmare, she voices her infinite despair amidst vivid visual and sound environments.

Inspired by a true story, WAKE is an inventive music theatre work that is part theatre, dance, opera, chamber and electronic music. Composed by Jon Bernstein (also known as Disparition) with libretto by Christopher Chen (2013 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award), WAKE stems from real documentary interviews. Investigating the psychic effects of guilt and grief, WAKE explores how-when it feels as though there is no way to move on-we seek a way to continue.

This modern tragedy features opera singer Marnie Breckenridge (Dog Days, Time Out New York "Best Opera of 2012", Peak Performances at Montclair State University).

Tickets: $15/$5 Seniors/FREE with Student ID. Info: www.columbiastages.org

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