Event Information
Theater for the New City presents Dream Up Festival
La Bestia Sweet Mother - part of Dream Up Festival 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 through Sunday, September 07, 2014

a multi-media exploration of the mother as both creator and destroyer

Length: 0 hrs 40 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Written and directed by Tom Block. Performed by Millie Torchetti, Patrick Bolger, Becca Weiss and Desiree Miller. Original music by Becca Weiss (singer) and Desiree Miller (cellist). World premiere.

La Bestia: Sweet Mother is a multi-media theatrical reconsideration of humanity's earliest creation myths. Although the audience may believe they are in small black-box theater in the East Village, in point of fact they will have arrived on the once-a-year feast day, when our first ancestors gathered to give thanks, and try and understand how and why this earth began. The underpinning imagery in the work comes directly from these earliest myths -- Babylonia, Sumerian, Greek, Hebrew, Zoroastrian and others. The ultimate message is that creation (of being and time) and destruction (of eternity) are interlinked and perhaps the same thing.

The narrative and characters provide a structure for the music, dance and chorus. This work is marked by stylized movement and words that bleed into the "mythical." A dancer, chorus and cello create the emotional carriage that takes the audience into our deepest shared past -- and into that place where the ultimate questions were considered.

The title is taken from La Bestia freight train, also known as "the train of death," a series of freight trains running through Central America to the border with the United States. The trek on the train has been described as running a gauntlet of bribery, extortion, rape, kidnapping and murder, simply to arrive at the U.S. border.

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