FOOTNOTE FOR THE END OF TIME
Time stops for a Jewish playwright sentenced to death during the Nazi occupation of Prague in this brand new retelling of Jorge Luis Borges’ classic short story The Secret Miracle. Created for spoken word and chamber orchestra, this new translation sets Borges’ words to verse with an accompaniment inspired by Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, itself composed in a Nazi POW camp.
Alex Weston, Jonathan Levin, and Joshua William Gelb
Music by Alex Weston
Text by Joshua William Gelb
Directed by Jonathan Levin
Movement by Katie Rose McLaughlin
Illustrations by Jesse Gelaznik
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Unreasonably excited to share this new collaboration I did with ‘Theater in Quarantine’ we’ll be premiering on Thursday. This is an re-telling of a Borges short story, adapted and performed by Joshua William Gelb, directed by Jon Levin, with movement by KatieRose McLaughlin, and featuring some very cool new drawings from Jesse Gelaznik, scored for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. There are two performances (7 and 9) so check it out if you’re free! Which you are. It’s a pandemic. Links for the performances in bio.