About This Show

Shakespeare & Company choreographer Susan Dibble has adapted Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, The House of Mirth, for the world premiere of Tea and Flowers: Purity and Grace, a series of dance sketches based on the story of Lily Bart’s precarious climb up the New York social ladder. Twenty-four dances based on scenes from the novel are guided throughout by a narrator reading short introductory passages, accompanied by music ranging from Satie and Chopin, to Ragtime and Laurie Anderson.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 13, 2005 Final Performance: August 14, 2005