Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Living Theatre: Up Close And Personal

Hanon Reznikov died this past spring before he could complete The Living Theatre’s latest production “Eureka!” based on a prose poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Like Hanon (who studied biophysics at Yale before he found his calling with the troupe) Poe was interested in the synthesis of art and science, penning a work that explores the creation of the universe from Big Bang to end (at a time when most scientists disavowed such visionary thinking). But the tell-tale heart of art carries on, and thanks to Judith Malina who has finished her partner’s work, transformed Poe’s poem into not a play but prose for the stage, Hanon’s legacy continues in a thrilling multimedia production infused with that collective spirit he fell in love with forty years ago.

To read my theater review debut visit Theater Online.

And for some sensational photos visit musical director Patrick Grant's site.

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