Melody of Things
Concept and Direction by Ildiko Nemeth
Original Text by Marie Glancy O'Shea
In a Route 66-style motel a group of travelers gather at nightfall, each fleeing a troubling past, each on a quest. Their intertwining stories unfold across territories of the real, the imaginary, and the magical. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Crossed Destinies series, the project is concerned with subterranean longings and fears—the complex, ancient currents that exist beyond human language, with language always reaching.
This presentation is the result of a three-months rehearsal process led by Nemeth and includes improvisations, vignettes, and text developed during the rehearsals.
April 20th-May 12th 2024