Mesmeric Revelation: New Central Works Play Inspired by Poe Story
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The last date listed for Mesmeric Revelation was Saturday March 17, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Frequency 49, an acclaimed chamber sextet that boasts five female musicians -- and one male… More
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Central Works opens this year’s season of world premieres with a new play inspired by a story from that master of the metaphysical, Edgar Allan Poe.
Paris, on the eve of the Revolution, the most learned men in the world gather at the Royal Academy of Science. Antoine Lavoisier, esteemed director of the Academy, leads an inquiry into the latest craze sweeping through French Society. The scandalous Dr. Anton Mesmer claims he can cure any patient of any illness by "_mesmerizing"_ them – placing them in a mysterious trance-like state. Can such a claim be proven scientifically? Antoine, the “Father of Modern Chemistry,” faces off against Anton, the “Wizard of Vienna,” in a fiery clash of science and mysticism.
Mesmeric Revelation_ is the second production developed by Central Works with playwright/director Aaron Henne. Last year Henne’s journey into the surreal, A Man’s Home…an ode to Kafka’s Castle_, prompted George Heymont of the Huffington Post to declare, “If you want theatre that pushes the creative envelope to the limits, don’t miss this show.”