Ping Chong

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Astonishment and the Twins, 1984

ABOUT

A combination of Midsummer Night's Dream, Grimm's fairytale and Loony Tunes, this theatrical parable features a multi-lingual Mother Nature au0300 la Beatrice Lillie, a pair of twins and a swift-talking lounge lizard dealing in the primmest of real estate, the Garden of Eden. Featuring aspects of mime and an original musical score, the play transports audiences beyond its Biblical origin to a distinctly different view of Paradise.

PRODUCTION

Director: Ping Chong
Writer: Ping Chong and Louise Smith
Music: “The Art of Noise” by Brian Hallas
Set and Costume Design: Mel Carpenter
Touring Director: John Fleming

CAST

Brian Hallas, Robert Stern, Michael Duffy, Ledlie Borgerhoff

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
Art Awareness, Lexington, NY (July 1984)

Tour:
Marquette University Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (November 1984); Teatro dell'Arte, Milan, Italy (Jan-Feb 1986); University of Maryland, Catonsville, MD (February 1986); Central Park Summerstage, New York, NY (August 1987)

MULTIMEDIA

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PRODUCING PARTNERS

Lexington Art Center and Ping Chong + Company

Photo Credit: Barbara Chevalier