Dec
14
to Dec 16

MEMORY RETROGRADE at Ars Nova

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Ars Nova's Maker's Lab presents:
MEMORY RETROGRADE

Thursday December 14 @ 8pm
Friday December 15 @ 8pm
Saturday December 16 @ 8pm

Tickets Available Here!

by harunalee
written by Kristine Haruna Lee
directed by Andrew J. Scoville
assistant directed by Charlie Murray
stage managed by Jhanaë Bonnick
produced by Lauren Swan-Potras
sets by You-Shin Chen
costumes by Karen Boyer
lighting by Sarah Lurie
media/video projections by Stivo Arnoczy
sound by Jen Goma
photography by Sasha Arutyunova

with: Jessica Almasy, Andrew R. Butler, Ben Holbrook, Bob Jaffe, Kristine Haruna Lee, Anthony Michael Lopez, and Dawn Akemi Saito

The discovery of a pocket watch in a timeworn attic catapults a pair of old lovers through an epic expanse of generations and landscapes—the Venetian Renaissance, an Egyptian burial, a 1970s doctor’s office, and a virtual reality forest in the near future. In this dioramic triptych of realism, post-modern historic farce, and media performance, harunalee confronts the ways memory and trauma are racialized and gendered across time. Memory Retrograde negotiates the inextricable relationship between personal and cultural memory, and transforms the English language into an emotional territory, where heightened experience is synonymous with the irrationality of words and language.

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