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Legbala is a River
June 8, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Showtimes: June 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM; June 11 at 3:30 PM
Developed over the last two years with grant support from the Maine Arts Commission and a new show incubation residency at the Celebration Barn Theater, LEGBALA IS A RIVER, tells the story of M.T., a woman whose doctor-husband volunteers to treat Ebola patients in Liberia, and how she, her marriage, and her family transform in his absence. It is an intimate, lyrical, and achingly honest tale about partnership, motherhood, commitment, separation, spirituality, and the tension between public service and personal sacrifice. This theatrical storytelling event features a retelling of a West African Ananse the Spider story, an immersive space/seating arrangement, as well as live music and live illustration performances.
Written and performed by Bess Welden, directed by Daniel Burson with original music composed and performed by Hans Indigo Spencer plus projected and live illustration by Leticia Plate. Set and Lighting designers Meg A. Anderson and Michaela Denoncourt are devising an installation-style set that will surround the audience, which will seat only 24 people for each show. Portland actor, Christopher Holt, will provide a live voice acting performance but remain unseen by the audience.