LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG to open April 28 at Abrons Arts Center, NYC
The inaugural production of Sibyl Kempson's new performance company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
An irrational musical contemplation of the ethical pitfalls in the collision of art and journalism.
This is a story of an extended family of sharecroppers mired in desperate poverty, who are visited, interviewed and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “big city.”
With help from the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists Handbook, and ancient Assyrian mythological seals from the JP Morgan collection, and the strict alchemical procedure of the Broadway musical.
April 28 - May 17 at Abrons Arts Center.
Music by Ashley Turba
Staging by David Neumann
Musical Direction by Gavin Price
Stage Management by Eryk Aughenbaugh
Starring: Rolls Andre, Becca Blackwell, Eleanor Hutchins, Robert Johanson, Tavish Miller, Gavin Price, Tanya Selvaratnam, Amanda Villalobos, and Sarah Willis.
And the band: Johnny Gasper, Natalie Ann Mack, and Ellery Royston.
“ … the horror of what is shown in the photographs cannot be separated from the horror that the photographs were taken …"
– Susan Sontag in "Regarding the Torture of Others."