Second show added due to popular demand!
Inspired by Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements, by Jay Kirk
The "insightful and vibrant" (The New York Times) Daedalus Quartet returns to our stage with Bartok’s Monster, a collaboration with Dan Rothenberg, Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and Sebastienne Mundheim, Founder/Artistic Director of White Box Theatre. A musical investigation into a missing string quartet, this world premiere program by Penn’s exceptional quartet-in-residence takes inspiration from Penn English professor Jay Kirk’s Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in 2 Movements, a book Gideon Lewis-Kraus described as "a vividly funny Gothic picaresque...and a dark, self-consuming act of memoiristic alchemy."
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Bartok's Monster is a co-presentation with Bowerbird and the Pig Iron School.
Support for Bartok's Monster has been provided by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
1: Gene Smirnov
2-3: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco