The Detroit-based theater company Fratellanza will perform a new production at the Jessie Frohlich Amphitheater on Saturday, September 14 at 6:00 pm. String Up the Moon looks into the human heart and finds two men wrought by desire. A lowly government clerk lusts up the ladder of the Russian civil service. A brilliant musician murders his friend and idol, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and justifies his act on cosmic grounds. These tales meet to form a theatrical sonata of dreams and madness. Fratellanza’s ensemble from across the arts adapts two Russian tales, The Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol and Aleksandr Pushkin’s Mozart and Salieri. Three performers translate the poetry and movement of Gogol and Pushkin. Jazz musician Michael Malis composes an original score. All performed in a playground world created by visual artist Reed Esslinger.
Admission is a suggested donation of $15.00 per adult and $5.00 per student. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, low chairs, picnic dinners, and appropriate outdoor clothing. For patrons who need assistance, transportation up the pathway to the performance venue is available.
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