New Stage Theatre Company presents a work-in-progress showing of the early development of its original production, Melody of Things. 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-week workshop/ rehearsal process led by Nemeth and includes improvisations, vignettes, and text developed during the rehearsals. The rehearsal exercises will inform further development of the eventual piece.