Place
Oct 11—Oct 13, 2018
 
Music | Theater

Music by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Saul Williams and Ted Hearne
Directed by Patricia McGregor

 

Composer Ted Hearne (The Source, 2014 Next Wave) and poet legend Saul Williams consider the difference between space and place in this dizzyingly rich mix of music, memoir, and mapmaking directed by Patricia McGregor. Inspired in part by Hearne’s time in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Place roams from his Chicago childhood to deconstructing theories of manifest destiny and modern appropriation to consider how staking a claim always implicates others. Six vocalists and 18 instrumentalists perform an arresting score with nods to R&B, indie rock, gospel, experimental, and other music, helping to cast the ramifications of gentrification in a new light.

 

Conducted by Ted Hearne
Scenic design by Tim Brown and Sanford Biggers
Video design by Tim Brown
Lighting design by Pablo Santiago
Costume design by Rachel Myers and E.B. Brooks

Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and LA Phil
Co-commissioned by the LA Phil, Beth Morrison Projects, Barbican Centre, Lynn Loacker, and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting. With additional commissioning support from Sue Bienkowski, Nancy & Barry Sanders and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

 
 
RUN TIME
1hr 15min
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TICKETS START AT  $30
 
ACCESSIBILITY
Balcony seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.
 
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