Lazarus is an interdisciplinary, imagistic meditation on the resurrected man transplanted from its biblical setting to the surreal, urban purgatory of NYC in the 1970's. It is a deeply personal work about cultural alienation disguised as a biblical story. Lazarus was with the exception of a voice over, sound effects and some music a silent, poetic, nonlinear work. Officially the first theater work Ping Chong created, it established his seminal integration of slide and film projection, puppetry and recorded sound in a theater work.
Author(s): Ping Chong
Director: Ping Chong
Music: Faure’s Pavane
Technical Assistants: Don Voisine, Wendy Stuart, Liesbeth Jansen
Projection: Ping Chong and Tony Jannetti
Props/Masks/Puppets: Carl Goldhagen designed and constructed the miniature truck for the performance.
Premiere: Meredith Monk’s Studio, 1972
European Premiere: The Mickery Theatre, 1979
Tony Jannetti, Catherine Zimmerman, Voices of: Ping Chong, Andrea Goodman
The Fiji Company