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31 May 2019 00:00 - 15 Jun 2019 00:00

Asylum Song

New York, New York--Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, in association with Weber State University, is thrilled to present ASYLUM SONG, written by award-winning poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont and directed by Elizabeth Ostler. ASYLUM SONG begins previews at HERE (145 Sixth Ave, enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring ) on Friday, May 31, at 7 pm and officially opens Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm. The limited engagement runs through June 15 with performances Tuesday—Saturday at 7:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information: visit here.org or call 212-352-3101.

ASYLUM SONG is performed by Elizabeth Chappel, Jeremiah Maestas*, Katie Proulx, and Renee Stork*, all playing multiple roles, and who, along with a central emerging puppet, move fluidly in time to depict the true story of what happened to Anna K., a young Slovakian immigrant whose fate had been kept secret by her family for eight decades.

When her adult granddaughter begins to dig into historic records, she must defy the family code of silence to liberate her grandmother from obscurity and stigma. As the trail leads into the frightening halls of a state mental hospital in 1927, this multi-media production presents the heartbreaking reality of being a non-English speaking woman confined to an institution after a single traumatic episode. Interweaving stark clinical observations drawn directly from Anna’s actual case record with expressive passages of lyrical verse, ASYLUM SONG conjures flesh and blood back on to the family skeleton.

Bringing ASYLUM SONG’s world to vivid life, the design team includes Jessica Greenberg (lighting design), Sam Transleau (scenic design), Amanda Whitfield (costume design), Steve Smith (composer), Lyndsey Barratt (stage manager), Matt Mastromatteo (assistant director and choreographer), Grace Heinz (sound design), Tiffany Campbell (projections design), and director Elizabeth Ostler (puppet design).

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145 Sixth Ave, enter on Dominick, 1 Block South of Spring


From: 31 May 2019 00:00
To: 15 Jun 2019 00:00


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