"a daring innovator of form and content... highly personal and visually beautiful creations" -- The New York Times
"ingenious and daring... Thomas, together with Peter Sellars and Robert Wilson, makes up that trio of wild boys who have been shaking and moving European and American theatre for the last decade." -- The Independent
La MaMa E.T.C. presents the New York Premiere of Brazil's Dry Opera Theater Company in Earth in Trance. This highly stylized comedy is written and directed by avant garde legend Gerald Thomas. The original Brazilian cast, which includes Fabiana Gugli and puppeteer Juliano Antunes, will premiere Thomas' new English language translation of the piece at La MaMa beginning December 14th.
Dry Opera Theater Company orbits around a diva who is trapped in her dressing room. While she slowly goes mad, she tells her life story to a swan who lives back stage. Descending into madness, she never stops feeding the animal "for foie gras purposes."
No performance on December 24.