Magnificent Waste: World Premiere Performance at Factory 449
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In Florencia in the Amazon, a famous opera singer embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey up the famous South American river in a tale inspired by the magical realism of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera). Along the way, the opera's female lead, Florencia Grimaldi, hopes to track down her long-lost lover, but her fellow travelers are beset by storms and become carried deeper into the rain forest, guided by a mystical river creature. The first Spanish-language commission by a major U.S. opera company, Florencia in the Amazon features a shimmering, romantic score by Daniel Catán and a libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain. Two-time Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Goerke takes the starring role in this Washington National Opera premiere. Learn More
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A really interesting, thought-provoking, sharply written play by a writer I'd never heard of but will definitely follow in the future. The staging was inventive and the casting was excellent. I'm only sorry I saw the last performance in the run--I would like to have recommended it for more folks to see. I definitely will be curious to see what this theater company offers next!
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In the world premiere of Caridad Svich’s Magnificent Waste, Factory 449 explores America’s appetite for excess and presents an unsettling portrait of its own undoing; a glittering but brutal exploration of modern society’s superficiality and the objectification of the human body.
Directed by John Moletress
James T. Majewski
Produced by: Rick Hammerly with Factory 449
Assistant Director: Ali Walton
Video Design: Jesse Achtenberg
Set/Lighting Design: Andrea Crnkovic
Costume Design: Scott Hammar
Sound Design: David Lamont Wilson
Production Stage Manager: Debbi Arseneaux
Sponsored by Cultural Development Corporation and Creative Communities Fund
About the Ticket Supplier: Factory 449Formed in April of 2009, Factory 449: a theatre collective has approached its inaugural season with a working mission-in-development:
...committed to maintaining an ensemble of multi-disciplinary artists and professionals who are dedicated to the collaborative process of creating "theatre as event." The members of this collective will assume roles involved in the development of new productions, affording artists the opportunity to write, act, direct, design and produce.