The Broken Planetarium presents
Tear Down This Wall
By Laura Christina Dunn
Directed by Emilie Landmann
Composed by Matt Burlin, Laura Christina Dunn, Kristin Gordon George, Avery Hill, Ali Ippolito, Craig Lardiere, Maggie Mascal, Rachel Sakry & Forest Veil (Monica Metzler)
Choreographed by Kelsey Mahoney-Watson
FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 30, 31, Feb 8, 9 @ 8pm; Feb 8 @ 2pm
VENUE: Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland OR 97202
TICKETS: $15-25 sliding scale
The creators of Sirens of Coos Bay and Frankenstein: A Cabaret present a new musical set in Soviet era Berlin, retelling Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, the original star crossed lovers, this time divided by the Berlin Wall. Reflecting on our own political moment of political division and militarized borders, the play documents Pyramus and Thisbe in love through a wall for 20 years before making a last desperate attempt to be together. With an all-female cast and production team, music by the women’s choir Resonate Choral Arts (backed by a synthesizer), the lyrical choreography of Kelsey Mahoney Watson, playwright Laura Christina Dunn’s whimsical humor, and a guest appearance by three jaded Fates and a very unlikely Zeus, this play examines what are the walls that divide us, and how can we tear them down?