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The Astronaut’s Tale

  • BAM Fisher (Fishman Space) 321 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

NEW YORK PREMIERE

AGES 8+

JANUARY 28 – 31, 2016

at BAM Fisher

Photo: Leon Tran

Breathtaking images of the galaxies and outer space ignite a modern tale of a young man's fascination with the cosmos and his dream of flying to Mars. His adventure is guided by a mysterious stranger who challenges his views on creation and fuels his desire to become an astronaut. Romance and a compelling drive to succeed catapult his blast off into space, transforming his life. Stunning projections, an exciting percussive score, and gorgeous vocal music give us a luminous glimpse of a multi-dimensional universe and the majesty of outer space.

 
… piquant score ... by composer Charles Fussell. … The imaginative use of percussion evoked faraway galaxies … effectively directed by Nancy Rhodes.
— VIVIEN SCHWEITZER, The New York Times
 
 
…The Astronaut’s Tale should remind people both of the majesty of space exploration and the amazing story of how our universe was born.
— Matthew Roberts, string theorist at NYU
 

Music by Charles Fussell
Libretto by Jack Larson
Directed by Nancy Rhodes
Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison

Sets by Stephen H. Carmody
Projections by Lianne Arnold
Costumes by Angela Huff
Lighting by Sarah Johnston

 
 

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Earlier Event: January 29
The Astronaut’s Tale
Later Event: January 31
The Astronaut’s Tale