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Beth Griffith Completely Clara

Beth Griffith performs
COMPLETELY CLARA
the music of Clara Schumann

Beth Griffith Completely Clara

WESTBETH PERFORMING ARTS COMMITTEE PRESENTS BETH GRIFFITH IN A ONE WOMAN SHOW.

When: Thursday June 9, 2016 at 7:30PM
Where: Westbeth Community Roomn
55 Bethune St
New York, NY 10014

A FREE WESTBETH EVENT

Clara Wiek Schumann, wife of composer Robert Schumann, was herself an accomplished composer and one of the greatest pianists of the 19th century. Muse, mother of seven children, concert pianist and caregiver – Joel Shatzky’s play “Completely Clara”, tells her story in vignettes taken from the spring through to the autumn of her life.

MUTATION SHOW

THE MUTATION SHOW A Film Screening

MUTATION SHOW

A film screening of the 1973 Open Theater production, directed by Joe Chaikin

Performance by The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin, a fluid montage of scenes, ideas and personalities, mostly created by the actors themselves in rehearsal, called “the mutation show.” With Joseph Chaikin, Raymond Barry, Shami Chaikin, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, Tom Lillard, Jo Ann Schidman, presenting such characters as the tinker, the petrified man, the bird lady, the man who smiles, and the man who hits himself, a boy in a box, the animal girl, the ringmaster. Often the “language” is sound without dialogue. Often the “plot” refers to primal processes like learning to walk, learning civilization. At the conclusion each actor introduces himself/herself and gives background, biography, description of family, hair, eyes, etc. Each actor holds an early picture of himself. 1973.”