Carla Kihlstedt: Necessary Monsters
Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2008
Music written by Carla Kihlstedt
Words written by Rafael Oses
Directed by Paul Bargetto
Costumes by Amanda Bujak
Based on The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luís Borges
Friday and Saturday, February 29 and March 1, 7:30 pm
Members $19, nonmembers $24
Buy tickets online or call the box office at 312.397.4010.
Necessary Monsters brings to life characters inspired by Jorge Luis Borges‘s The Book of Imaginary Beings. This theatrical concert, co-commissioned by the MCA, is composed by Carla Kihlstedt, a vocalist, composer, and classically trained violinist who is active in numerous groups including Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and the Tin Hat. Kihlstedt and her musical cadre, which includes Matthias Bossi, Daveen DiGiacomo, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, Shahzad Ismaily, Freddi Price, and Theresa Wong, don elaborate costumes and bestow rich visual content to the vibrant stage.
Running time: 80 minutes
Video produced by Purple Onion
Alverno Presents in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art and the National Performance Network Creation Fund. The Creation Fund is sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Backstage hospitality is generously provided by Whole Foods Market.