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This was a blast of a project, and I firmly encourage all of you to go see the show, which runs from September 4th through September 19th at the Charlestown Working Theater in Charlestown, MA. You can pick up tickets here, and you should! They've put together a magnificent production.
This excerpt is from a dream sequence, and it's best listened to with headphones (and a diaper, perhaps; this thing turns into a nightmare pretty quickly). Some of the sounds you'll hear: whale calls; Geiger counters; a sine-wave interpretation of the radioactive decay of an isotope of radium; and a choir of Meinl Helix Bowls, which are just freaking awesome (see my ESDO post below). And, you know, crying children. Because it's a nightmare.
Having recently wrapped work on Eyes Shut. Door Open. (and having found the experience artistically challenging and quite a lot of fun), I'm pleased to announce that I've joined the creative team for Flat Earth Theatre's production of D.W. Gregory's Radium Girls.
Here's the synopsis from the Flat Earth website:
Corporate greed turns devastating in RADIUM GIRLS, inspired by the true story of the factory workers of the U.S. Radium Corporation. Once considered a miracle cure and scientific marvel, by the 1920s the radium used in painting luminous watch dials has triggered potentially fatal health problems for Grace Fryer and other dial painters. As their health deteriorates, the laborers demand compensation from the company insistent on sweeping their ordeal under the rug, and Grace must battle the ruthless corporation even while radiation poisoning destroys her body and life.
I'm very much looking forward to working on this, and I'll be sure to post updates down the road a bit. The show opens on September 4, at the Charlestown Working Theater, and it runs through September 19.