The Talking Band presents the world premiere production of Delicious Rivers, a music-theater work written and composed by Ellen Maddow and directed by Paul Zimet. Set in a New York City post office, the show follows the lives of four postal workers and three neighborhood apartment dwellers whose lives intertwine in a variety of surprising twists and turns. They are joined by
3 musicians (bass voice, bass trombone, and string bass) whose deep contrapuntal harmonies weave together with the characters' conversations to create a rich musical setting.
OBIE Award Winning writer and composer Ellen Maddow has collaborated with the mathematician Marjorie Senechal to create a work that explores the areas where the interests of theatre and mathematics intersect: the pleasure of deductive reasoning and the solution of a mystery, obsession with the relationship between order and the unexpected, and the search for and delight in the discovery of pattern and meaning. Anna Kiraly, creates animations for the show that illuminate mathematical themes relating to symmetry and dissymmetry.