Three Eleanors

Closed
1hr. 10min.
Opened Jul 24, 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

5 Actresses. 40 Roles. 70 Minutes. Solar Powered Paintings and a Paper Doll Chain. A multimedia, solar powered paper doll production written by Karen Wurl and Dorothy Chansky with original art and installation by Carol Flueckiger. Dorothy Chansky directs a cast of five performers who play forty roles. The cast includes Courtney Brown, Liz Douglas*, Rachel Evans*, Maggie Low*, and Elizabeth Stromsness. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Celebrity. Who gets to have it and how? When a celebrity dies, how is her legacy sustained? Pictures, biographies, letters, DVDs - flat items deliver information about Eleanor of Aquitaine, Eleonora Duse, and Eleanor Roosevelt, but it's the people intrigued by them who breathe life into the evidence. Do fans and followers trump archives and objects when it comes to fame? Through an intricate tapestry of original visual art, historical texts and performance, we are enveloped by the worldviews, charisma, and foibles of three larger-than-life icons and the love/hate relationships everyday women have with them.

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