Performances Reviews

John Zorn Scores Richard Foreman’s Astronome

A review of this show is available.

Richard Foreman has a stimulus package for those who’ve missed the Ontological-Hysteric Theater‘s sensory overload the last few years. The director-playwright-designer founded his pioneering theater in 1968, mounting total-environment stagings of his own mind-plays. But in 2006, he embarked on the Bridge Project, a series of smaller video-performance hybrids exploring—among other things—the deadening of the Western mind. His new piece, Astronome, is a bit of a break from that experiment—it doesn’t use film, but it’s not formally a Foreman play either. The subtitle calls it “A Night at the Opera,” and the composer is none other than genius noisemaker John Zorn.

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