I, Marlena

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Opened Aug 11, 2006
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Luminous Work presents I, Marlena as part of the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Created by Brooklyn theater-maker Laylage Courie and Athens, Georgia-based composer & guitarist, Dan Nettles, this "short-story with a film score" receives its world-premiere at the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Marlena, an office-worker, ruminates over a remembered, rain-drenched drive from rural America through the suburbs into the city. A man spotted three times on the road becomes the centerpiece of a subtly erotic fantasy which manifests as creative office destruction. Nettles' indie-jazz score for Courie's text is edgy and bitter-sweet, thematically blending poetic rhapsody and straight-forward narration. Performed by Courie and Kenosha Kid (electric guitar, upright bass, percussion) in a power-point projected "frame" crafted from Marlena's "now" of standard clip-art, gif files, and light-spotted video clips, I, Marlena is lyrical story-telling for the 21st century. Schedule Friday, August 11 @ 7:15pm Sunday, August 13 @ 5pm Monday, August 14 @ 5:45pm Wednesday, August 16 @ 10pm Thursday, August 17 @ 6pm

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