Part of the work's 2016 tour, see Aging Magician at the Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois.
Co-created by Julian Crouch, Rinde Eckert and Paola Prestini
in collaboration with
stage director & co-designer
Co-designer AMY RUBIN
libretto by & featuring
Instrument designer MARK STEWART
Projections by JOSH HIGGASON
featuring American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME):Ben Russell & Caleb Burhans, violins, Caitlin Lynch, viola, Clarice Jensen, cello and artistic director
& THE BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS with Dianne Berkun-Menaker, conductor
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects and VisionIntoArt
A new music-theatre work, AGING MAGICIAN is a composite of sonic and visual elements that paints an allegory on time, youth, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life, and, perhaps, the ordinary magic of a peculiar life. Accompanied by a string quartet and a choir of young people, Aging Magician moves us along with Harold from the surgical repair of a timepiece to the magic show of time itself. His journey begins on a train to Coney Island, that carries him across lives and deaths, appearances and disappearances, helping him to uncover his legacy. The man’s vibrant last adventure to is brought to life by a team of multidisciplinary artists who combine music, theatre, puppetry, instrument making, and scenic design to create an enduring work for the stage.