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Time: November 6, 2014 at 8pm to November 23, 2014 at 8pm
Street: 357 W 36th Street
City/Town: New York
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“I can’t escape my Shadow…”
In Snow in the Living Room, Orietta Crispino presents a visually striking and poetically sensual distillation of the classic Snow White fairy tale. As she wends through a world of drastic dualisms, black and white, life and death, fear and desire, Bianca discovers that her liberation will never come from a supernatural redeemer outside her crystal coffin. Instead, she must acknowledge her own fractured shadow self and accept death as a facet of what it means to be fully human. Echoing the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Snow in the Living Room exists in the interstitial space between body and self. Crispino paints a cacophonous world where sight is at odds with sound and mirrors deliver unreliable reflections.
Snow in the Living Room, written by Orietta Crispino as a poetic monodrama in Italian, has been adapted and translated into English by Marco Casazza. Crispino will direct Liza Cassidy (Patricia Wilson’s zia dance Company, Three Sisters Come and Go) and herself on a set installation created by Norwegian visual artist Vibeke Jensen.
Snow in the Living Room is from the same team that brought Three Sisters Come and Go, which was set between the apparently opposite poles of Chekhov and Beckett through the lens of French philosopher Julia Kristeva. NYTheatre.com raved that the piece is “quite possibly the best abstraction of all the things that make Chekhov’s plays so marvelous that I’ve ever seen.”