Bone Portraits (West Coast Premiere)
People got a hunger, but once they've seen all there is to see, they'll still be hungry, and then what? Bone Portraits
In 1895, a scientist stumbles upon a light that illuminates what has never been seen, the inside of the human body healthy and whole.In flash, the X-ray is born. Lead by Edison through the fairs, festivals, and drawing rooms of the America of the 1890's, Bone Portraits is a wild ride of old-time Vaudeville, Victorian romance, and Gothic horror, taking us back to this moment of discovery. Back to a time when scientific discoveries began to revolutionize society at a blistering pace, when the world split open like an atom and nothing could ever be seen the same way again.
Written by a two-time Jerome Fellow and New Dramatist playwright Deborah Stein, Bone Portraits is directed by the founding artistic director of Live Girls!, Meghan Shalom Arnette. It features a phenomenal ensemble of actors including Roy Stanton, Shawnmarie Stanton, Adam Davis, Jason Franklin and LaChrista Borgers. The production team includes Brian Stricklan(set and prop design) Mimi Katano (choreographer) Michele Hallman(costume design) Mike Lindgren(lighting design) Grant Laine(set) and Meggan Davis(stage management).
MORE ABOUT THE PLAY
At the end of the 19th century, Thomas Edison was the most prominent figure in a technological golden age where the frantic acceleration of invention fueled the belief that soon, every corner of the world, inside and out, could at last be illuminated, known and understood. Edison's own conflict with the nature of scientific inquiry versus invention, the clash between the excitement and the profound cultural anxiety growing over these new inventions, and the seemingly incongruous connection between 19th century spiritualism and science, provide a unique window into the beginnings of the 20th centurys' love/hate relationship with technology. Called an exquisite piece of theater, (offoffline.com) Bone Portraits explores the heady excitement of the time without overlooking its unexpected darker consequences (Time Out New York). "I a scientist and a showman," Edison says "Back then, there wasnt that much of a difference between the two. A Highly theatrical, wildly entertaining, and heartbreaking, Bone Portraits is the exciting grand finale of Live Girls! 10th anniversary season.
Live Girls! Theater
2220 NW Market, Lower Level
Seattle, WA 98199
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