“Admirable…90 minutes of sensuous entertainment.”
By Jose Solís, The New York Times
New Stage Theatre Company presents Near to the Wild Heart, a world premiere stage performance based on the modernist masterpiece by Clarice Lispector (1920-1977). Adapted and directed by Nemeth from the translation by Alison Entrekin.
Near to the Wild Heart is a multimedia theatre piece that evokes a rich,expansive female interior in dramatizing the life and passions of its heroine,Joana. Wandering through the corridors of her mind, Joana sees her memories manifest alongside her imagistic, abstract thoughts. Dwelling amidst the poignancy of a lonely childhood and her own resistance to the concept of conventional marriage and happiness, she strives to embody a version of herself on her own terms.