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the fisherman, the butterfly, eve & her lover – a parable

by Corningworks


the fisherman, the butterfly, eve & her lover — a parable is specifically created for, and performed in, CITY THEATRE’s intimately-sized LILLIE THEATRE.  An experiential, sensual, visceral, multi-disciplined, dancetheater production created for intimately-sized audiences of 50.

Choreographer Beth Corning is known for her mature, socially aware approach to tackling current and provocative subject matter and in this newest production she turns to climate change and its ever-growing devastation — delving into the questions of consumption, globalization, and the world’s developing ecological crisis.

With her signature sardonic insight and biting humor, Corning bares our human pathos, via lush movement, and surprising theatrical inventions.  Picture four eccentric characters launched, along with the audience, onto a marooned shore  . . .  think 3.5 tons of sand.

 “Water, water, everywhere…Nor any drop to drink”    (from RIMES OF AN ANCIENT MARINER)

Corning, along with her collaborative design team wrestle with ever-mounting questions: Considering the scope of what’s unraveling around the world, how much do our little individual efforts really matter? And if we choose not to make changes, are we just burying our heads in the sand? With the worlds building greed and growing sense of dissociation, what WILL our world look like in the future.

the fisherman, the butterfly, eve & her lover is produced by corningworks which is solely responsible for the content of the show. City Theatre is unaffiliated with this production and is only serving as its host venue.