In a Route 66-style motel a group of travelers gather at nightfall, each fleeing a troubling past, each on a quest. Their intertwining stories unfold across territories of the real, the imaginary, and the magical. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Crossed Destinies series, the project is concerned with subterranean longings and fears—the complex, ancient currents that exist beyond human language, with language always reaching.

This presentation is the result of a three-months rehearsal process led by Nemeth and includes improvisations, vignettes, and text developed during the rehearsals.

CONCEPT AND DIRECTION
Ildiko Nemeth

ORIGINAL TEXT
Marie Glancy O’Shea

LIGHTING DESIGN
Federico Restrepo

COSTUME DESIGN
Olimpia Dior

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Kris Force

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Charlie Williams

EDITOR
Hao Bai

AERIAL WORK
Lisa Giobbi

ARTWORK
Chris Sharp

ADDITIONAL TEXT
Excerpt from What Elsas Knew in a Peril by Brandon Olson developed under the auspices of New Stage Theatre Company’s New Stage|New Works program in 2018

PERFORMERS
Gina Bonati
Maciej Bartoszewski
Lisa Giobbi
Markus Hirnigel
Justine Ivan Brown
Daniella Hauser
Olimpia Dior

(*These actors appearing courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association)

All Performances at 8pm
April 20-May 12th

Location:
The New Stage Performance Space
36 W. 106th Street
New York, NY 10025