solo musical cabaret adapted from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
performed, composed and created by ANNA-HELENA MCLEAN
MAY 4th and 5th at 8pm ($10 suggested donation)
critically acclaimed UK theatre company MOON FOOL brings a one woman, musical adaptation of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM to CHICAGO’S experimental theatre house the DEFIBRILLATOR gallery and NEW YORK’S ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL.
music and theatre audiences have the unique opportunity in spring 2012 to see the revamp of MOON FOOL’S critically acclaimed production ill met by moonlight performed by BRITISH actress, director and musician, ANNA-HELENA MCLEAN – last seen at LA MAMA ETC in GARDZIENICE’S ELECTRA and METAMORPHOSES, 2006. this piece of music driven storytelling re-imagines SHAKESPEARE’S well loved play as a modern day cabaret turned bacchanal.
in this engaging, funny, sensual and visually striking experience, TITANIA, QUEEN of the FAIRIES, accompanied by live musician RIMA FAND of BROOKLYN based LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII and her vocal trio HYDRA, plays out events from her past, in an attempt to woo the audience off the path and back into the woods. combining original music and playful movement MOON FOOL is the QUEEN of the FAIRIES’ tale with an amplified twist.
ANNA-HELENA MCLEAN founded and directs MOON FOOL which as well as the name of this solo piece is the name of this platform for international music and theatre exchange to generate performance, research and educational opportunities for artists and audiences alike. ANNA HELENA brings an expanding international creative community together by generating high quality music, movement and text based performance works and events.