A scene from
Garden of Earthly Delights
(© Richard Finkelstein)
A scene from
Garden of Earthly Delights
(© Richard Finkelstein)
Martha Clarke's acclaimed 1984 dance-theater piece Garden of Earthly Delights, which had announced an extension of its run at the Minetta Lane Theatre through May 31, will now close on April 5. According to a press statement, the revised closing date is "due to the downturn in the economy."

In the work, Clarke brings Hieronymus Bosch's provocative painting to life -- exploring heaven, hell, and the beauty and sins in between. The original production was honored with a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and an Obie Award for Richard Peaslee's original score. An international tour is being planned for the 2009/2010 season.

The show features Sophie Bortolussi, Frances Chiaverini, Daniel Clifton, Elena Demyanenko, General McArthur Hambrick, Whitney V. Hunter, Gabby Malone, Matt Rivera, Andrew Robinson, Jenny Sandler, Isadora Wolfe; with musicians Wayne Hankin (winds), Egil Rostad (cello), and Arthur Solari (music director, percussion). The production has costumes by Jane Greenwood and lighting by Christopher Akerlind.

For more information, visit www.GardenofEarthlyDelightsNYC.com.