The New Stage Theatre Company presents “The Singing Sphere”, an original, performance piece centered on a disparate group of women who find themselves in a murky bardo space with no memory of having traveled there. In this strange and unsettling realm, surrounded by strangers, they wait—alluding explicitly to images of Waiting for Godot their situation conjures up. But as women, they are used to waiting. Their suspension in uncertainty is a fertile ground for the sharing of private fears, longings, resentments, and delights. As menacing sounds build a sense of unease, they confront the violence, exploitation, and grief they’ve come to know as part of earthly life, and experience moments of solidarity and discord.
Are they awaiting heaven, hell, rebirth? Are they waiting at all? The profound ambiguity of the liminal space provokes an honesty that has the potential to either be dangerous or healing, and the characters find in each other the potential for salvation or its opposite.
By turns lyrical, poignant, and wisecracking, The Singing Sphere paints a many dimensional, pulsating portrait of feminine energy as a force of constant renewal.