The End Of Cinematics, a Union of Music and Film, at The Barclay
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The last date listed for The End Of Cinematics by Mikel Rouse was Saturday October 20, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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If you can't go to the National Theatre in London, catch one of their productions -- like A Small Family Business -- streaming live to the big screen at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Penned by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval), A Small Family Business premiered at the National Theatre in 1987 and scored the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play. Jack McCracken's a man of principle in a corrupt world ... until he takes over his father-in-law's business. Soon after, a private detective armed with some compromising information approaches him, and Jack's integrity fades away as he discovers there are a few too many thieves and adulterers in his extended family. Learn More
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“Mr. Rouse’s music and staging are rich in original touches…” –New York Times
Experience the movies like never before…Mikel Rouse returns with The End of Cinematics, a “live music and video installation,” inspired by two Susan Sontag essays about film.
The End Of Cinematics pushes the boundaries of art, film, music, and ideas. Our familiarity with the movie-going experience makes all the elements of this production recognizable: the concession stand, the trailers for upcoming releases, the reminders to turn off cell phone, the sense of anticipation that the featured film is about to begin once you see the animated movie company logos and you hear the opening notes of the sound score. But then The End Of Cinematics invites you to reflect on your typical movie house experience—the ways in which music, video, and dialogue are wedded together—through deconstruction of narrative musical content. In the words of Susan Sontag, this is “a cinema that eats cinema.”
The End of Cinematics is the third part of an “opera verité” trilogy consisting of Failing Kansas and the critically-acclaimed “talk show” opera _Dennis Cleveland, _both presented by the Philharmonic Society.