BlueBeardGasLight at the So-Fi Festival
One performance left! Tuesday 6/18/2019 at 7 pm, Westbeth in the (Bell Labs) Boardroom, 463 West St. ste 1209. $25 or use SOFIVIP for a disc.
So-Fi is produced by Jody Christopherson with Nate Gebhard, Janet Bentley and Grace Flavien.
“BlueBeardGasLight” was conceived and written by Kyra Miller. Originally incubated at the Muse Project (Jocelyn Kuritsky AD). Its original incarnation was directed and co-written by Katie Pearl at the Flea Theater, featuring Noel Allain. This version is a solo show, with video consultant Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, dollhouse set by Jei Olson and puppets constructed by Kyra Miller. Special dramaturgical consultant Jenny Mercein.
“BlueBeardGasLight” is [very] loosely based on a real-life married couple of folklorists and imagines a woman, accompanied in her work by her husband, suddenly doubting the bedrock of her marriage. As her suspicion and his secrecy begin to overwhelm her, her thinking about the fairy tale "Blue Beard" (the subject of her writing) begins to clarify. Alone in her children's abandoned nursery at night, she uses their toys and dolls to do "embodied research," exploring the murky emotional territory she cannot discuss with her husband.