The Broken Planetarium and Resonate Choral Arts are teaming up to present an all female choir musical of star-crossed lovers on either side of the Berlin Wall, an event that’s part of Fertile Ground Fest 2020.
The new musical is set in Soviet era Berlin, retelling Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, this time divided by the Wall. Reflecting on our own political moment of division and borders, and current attacks on human rights, the play documents the original star crossed lovers in love through a wall for twenty years before making their last desperate attempt to be together.
With an all female cast and crew, and music by a full women’s choir, the lyrical choreography of Kelsey Mahoney Watson, playwright Laura Christina Dunn’s humor, and a guest appearance by three jaded Fates and a very unlikely Zeus, the play examines what are the walls that divide us, and how can we tear them down?
Saturday and Sunday February 8-9, 8 pm (Saturday matinee, 2 pm) Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. Tickets $15-25 online at bit.ly/30UerL4 and accepting festival passes and Arts for All. See fertilegroundpdx.org or brokenplanetarium.org. Street parking available and ADA accessible.