Publisher: Theatre Communications Group; 1st edition (January 1, 1993)
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In an unbelievable mix of cultural idioms, Lee Breuer merges the using rhythms of rock song, the imagery of motels and drive-ins, and the language of the road with the lyricism of goals, of reminiscence, of fairy-tale delusion. the result's what he phrases “performance poetry” – intensely own works that experience developed from narrative poems into hugely unique works for the level. right here, accrued for the 1st time, are Breuer’s poems into hugely unique works for the level. right here, gathered for the 1st time, are Breuer’s poems and their functionality scripts, with info in their stagings less than his direction.The identify paintings of the quantity, Sister Suzie Cinema, is a “doo-wop opera” encouraged through the author’s coming of age amidst the popular culture of the ‘50s. different works comprise Haji, a multimedia, one-character college charting a woman’s own pilgrimage; pink Beads, a Halloween fairy story became nightmare; Lies!, a jive satire of intercourse and funds; A Prelude to demise in Venice, the saga of a street-smart puppet named John whose existence is often a pay-phone name away; and The Warrior Ant, Breuer’s newest, the Latin/reggae legendary trip of a contemporary day “every ant.” serious approval for the functionality works during this quantity –Haji“A haunting poetic monologue.” – Stephen Holden, the recent York TimesSister Suzie Cinema“A fable approximately fantasies – concerning the method video clips, track and different cultural artifacts form what we feel.” – Jon Pareles, the hot York TimesA Prelude to dying in Venice“A attractive theatre piece.” – New StatesmanThe Warrior Ant“[Breuer’s] marvelous marriages of disparate components produce nice joy.” – Michael Feingold, The Village VoiceLee Breuer is a founding member of the acclaimed avant-garde corporation Mabou Mines and the author of the the world over popular Gospel at Colonus. He has lengthy been certainly one of our such a lot talented theatrical innovators.