E.B. Brooks, Costume Designer
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The raucous, bitingly funny post-rock opera from avant-garde theater icon Richard Foreman and celebrated composer Michael Gordon marks the Los Angeles debut of the Center for New Performance. A pageant of seductiveness gone wrong -- as everyone on stage turns less and less beautiful, something more ecstatic that beauty slowly reveals its awesome 21st-century face. Foreman’s brilliantly staged action is set to a powerful score by Gordon, a cofounder of the Bang on a Can Festival, who has been widely lauded for bringing the unruly vitality of popular forms to contemporary art music.
“The production, mounted by CalArts' Center for New Performance, is a riot, what with its flamboyant murals (Kate Manheim), wacky props (Carolina Angulo) and outlandish costumes (E.B. Brooks) all merrily competing for attention.”
- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times 9/22/2006
See also Variety for a full review of the production.
Writer: Richard Foreman
Composer: Michael Gordon
Directed by: Richard Foreman
Costume Design: E.B. Brooks
Lighting Designer: John Eckert;
Mural Designer: Kate Manheim
Sound Designer: Colbert S. Davis IV.
Soprano: Sarah Chalfy
Alto: Harmony Jiroudek
Soprano: Marja-Liisa Kay
Tenor: Marc Lowenstein
Julia (Yoon-Jeong) Hwang