ee me & pollock thee
by Adam Falik and Jonathan Freilich
Director: Chris Kammenstein | Musical Director: Francis Scully
An official participant of the 2011 New Orleans Fringe Festival
Venue: The Marigny Opera House(Trinity Church on St. Ferdinand in the Marigny)
Thursday, November 17th, 7pm
Friday, November 18th, 9pm
Saturday, November 19th, 11pm
Sunday, November 20th, 7pm
ee me & pollock thee accounts a relationship between poet E. E. Cummings and painter Jackson Pollock. The two artists journey to the dark heart of inspiration in this multidisciplinary extravaganza. As poet and painter wrestle their muse, mutual obsession and mystical appropriation ensue. This modern opera with live musical accompaniment explores the cost of great art and dangerous genius. Dramatic scenes are interwoven with original musical compositions and operatic performance of E. E. Cummings poems.
Goat in the Road Productions’ Chris Kamenstein will direct, and Francis Scully, conductor of the New Resonance Orchestra, will serve as musical director.
The production features: Chris Lane as Jackson Pollock, Andrew Vaught (Cripple Creek Productions) as E. E. Cummings, Kathleen Halm as Lee Krasner, and JeAnne Swinley as Rebecca Cummings.