Machine Project Mystery Theater brings you Pelléas & Mélisande, a Vaudeville Symbolist Melodrama by artist/director Tim Reid.
Loosely based on the original play by Maurice Maeterlinck, this is a serious play which includes timekeeping, constant weeping, symbols, and an intermission. It is about love and silence. It is very sad and also funny sometimes.
“Maeterlinck is the Belgian Shakespeare.” — Octave Mirbeau
Written by Tim Reid and Meg Whiteford. Dramaturgy by Meg Whiteford. With Sallie Merkel, Tyler Watson, and Prudence Rees-Lee as “The Orchestra”.
This is the next iteration of a project which Meg and Tim began last November at PAM Residencies under the title Slow Jams & Afghan Hounds. Some writing about that showing is here.