ASPECTS: a performance


A new theatre work, two nights only!

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June 22 & 23 @ 8 pm, Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport. You may pay what you wish, but registration is required. 

Ludwig Wittgenstein, the great twentieth century philosopher, wrote: “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. One is unable to notice something because it is always before one’s eyes.”

Aspects is a new theatre work by Newburyport playwright Joshua Faigen, inspired by Wittgenstein’s idea. The piece consists of six movements made up of music and words. The music is from the canon of Western European and American romanticism, spanning the middle of the nineteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth. The words are the playwright’s own.

Each movement of Aspects is spun from the imagination of a different character. Some of the movements feature stories; others do not. The music dances among the words, and vice versa. They are aspects of the same experience.

Aspects will be performed twice, June 22 and 23, at 8 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel on Brown Street in Newburyport. The performances include music by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Beach and Kodaly, and feature six acclaimed local artists: Pamela Battin-Sacks, Kimberly Holliday, Shannon Muhs, Sally Nutt, Josh Paradis and Leslie Pasternack, with audio by Max Faigen.

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June 22, June 23


Donation at the door, $10 donation, $20 donation