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In This is the Color Described by the Time, collaboratively created by the performance laboratory Door 10, audience members wear individual headphones to drop inside the imagined unconscious of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein. Through this intimate approach, the audience experiences Stein's repeated and unusual phrases as layers of thoughts, voices, and memories interwoven into a rich soundscape.

This is the Color Described by the Time is a fractured journey through Stein's daily routine in France during World War II as she struggles with writer's block, listens to the radio, shares a meal with Alice B. Toklas, and confronts her own mortality. Dramatizing her friendships with Vichy official Bernard Faÿ and humanist playwright Thornton Wilder, the piece examines Stein's forgotten politics and raises questions about the inextricable link between the political, personal, and artistic.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Flea Theater, Off-Broadway

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