HERE I GO
Conceived, directed, and designed by Luke Leonard
Words by David Todd
Performance by Monk Parrots
Photos by Corey Torpie Photography
All rights reserved, Copyright 2012
Courtesy of Monk Parrots
A sixty-something widow and Dolly Parton fan prepares banana pudding for her late husband while contemplating suicide. She is visited by her pet horse, memories of herself at various ages, and a shadow that tries to take her hand, but will she go?
"Director/Designer Luke Leonard mines the associative imagery of the subconscious to surprising effect...a disorienting sense of the rush of conflicting thought and emotion."
"...Lives up to the promise...A soundtrack for heartbreak...Very engaging..."
– T&B On the Aisle
"Here I Go is a brilliantly conceived and executed performance work...Go see this significant gem of a performance."
– Theatre Reviews Limited
August 29-31, 2012
La MaMa Spoleto Open
A Special Event of Festival dei Due Mondi
Cantiere Oberdan, Spoleto, Italy
Supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Offucina Eclectic Arts, La MaMa Umbria International, La MaMa ETC, A.R.T.-New York, MFTA, 59E59 Theaters, Monk Parrots patrons, and Brian and Karen Lowy
May 22-June 3, 2012
59E59 Theaters, Studio C
Supported by La MaMa E.T.C., Materials for the Arts, Mountain View Studios, 59E59 Theaters
With MICHAEL HOWELL, MARIAH ILARDI-LOWY, GATES LEONARD, NATALIE LEONARD, JULIE NELSON and JESSICA POHLMAN
Associate Director: Shaun Patrick Tubbs
Lighting Designer: Eric Nightengale
Costume Designer: Jennifer Skura
Sound Designer: Michael Howell
Props Designer: Allee Lowy