Breath on the Mirror

directed by Beth Skinner

Breath on the Mirror 

Triple Shadow's new multimedia theater production BREATH ON THE MIRROR is set in the last year of Albert Einstein's life as he looks back at himself as a young man during the period of his greatest creativity when he first conceived the theory of relativity. Hovering between consciousness and dreams, Einstein watches himself and his first wife Mileva Maric struggle to connect. Past, present and future co-exist amidst a menagerie of surreal characters, reflecting Einstein's and Mileva's revolutionary conception of reality. This blend of theater, live music, real-time video, masks and puppets creates a shifting reality in which Einstein questions his--and our--perceptions, existence, and possibility for survival. The production coincides with the 100th anniversary of Einstein's paper on critical opalescence which answered the perennial child's question "Why is the sky blue?" BREATH ON THE MIRROR is directed by Beth Skinner with live music by Edward Herbst, video and lighting design by Paul Clay (Drama Desk Award winner for RENT and Bessie Award winner), additional video and film by Nico Herbst, masks and puppets designed by WindRose Morris, and scenic design by Obie Award-winner Jun Maeda. The cast includes Mari Andrejco, Gabrielle Autumn, Andrew Belcher, Lucy Kaminsky, Richard Saudek, Edward Herbst and Chang-Jin Lee. Branching out into live theater from an innovative Club VJ style where Paul Clay performs with DJ Rekha for Basement Bhangra events at Sons of Brazil and numerous other venues, BREATH ON THE MIRROR animates the scenic environment with live video mixing, combining projections from cameras shooting actors and dancers with striking pre-shot film and video imagery. A totally interactive theatrical event ensues as video projections are intertwined with live music and dramatic action.

Performances: 

 5/6/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/7/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/8/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/9/2010 at 2:30pm
 5/13/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/14/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/15/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/16/2010 at 2:30pm
 5/20/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/21/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/22/2010 at 7:30pm
 5/23/2010 at 2:30pm

Theatre/Venue La MaMa Experimental Theatre 

74A East 4th St  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-475-7710 
Website for reservations www.lamama.org  
Running time 1hr. 0min. 

 

Producing Organization: LaMaMa Experimental Theater Club  
Website www.lamama.org  
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