January 28, 2017
ASU Galvin Playhouse
AGING MAGICIAN is a new music-theatre work, a composite of sonic and visual elements that paints an allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, and, perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life. Accompanied by a string quartet and a choir of young people, AGING MAGICIAN moves us along with Harold, from the surgical repair of a timepiece to the magic show of time itself, lives and deaths, appearances and disappearances. The man’s vibrant last adventure is brought to life by a team of multidisciplinary artists who combine music, theatre, puppetry, instrument making and scenic design to create an enduring work for the stage. This work features vocalist Rinde Eckert, a musical set by Mark Stewart and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and string quartet.
REASON TO SEE IT:
Rarely do artists of Rinde Eckert, Paola Prestini and director Julian Crouch’s caliber and imaginations collaborate. The result in AGING MAGICIAN is a richly layered, surreal and transporting multi media musical meditation on life and the passing of time not to be missed.
EXCLUSIVE AFTER PARTY FOLLOWNG THE PERFORMANCE
Directly following the performance of AGING MAGICIAN, head across the street to the Graduate Tempe Hotel for an exclusive after party with Rinde Eckert and Paola Prestini. Take in the beautiful view from the Tapacubo rooftop, grab a drink at the cash bar, and enjoy free hors d'oeuvres. RSVP