The LIDA Project announces its latest original theatrical exploration, Auto da Fé, by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, based on the once banned book by Elias Canetti. With this, its 41st original production, LIDA continues with a tradition of alternative theatrical madness created by a core theatrical ensemble. Built with a unique multimedia and bombastic style, Auto da Fé is a 'War of the Roses' tale about a lone recluse, his infinite library of books, and a simple housekeeper looking to better her status. A darkly comedic view of human obsession, accompanied by ghastly imagery, all to help to re-imagine Canetti’s breakthrough 1935 work.
The production is directed by LIDA artistic director, Brian Freeland and features performances by Robin Davies, Trina Magness, Dan O'Neill, and Lorenzo Sariñana with the media creations of Steven J. Deidel, Ryan Gaddis, Anna Kaltenbach, and Tommy Sheridan.
“A warning against the idea that ‘rigid, dissociated intellectualism and detached, dogmatic scholarship can prevail over evil, chaos, and destruction‘.” – Lisa Hill
Auto da Fé, by Rebecca Gorman O'Neill from the book by Elias Canetti.
Thursdays - Saturdays, May 11 – June 2, 2012 - 8:00pm
work | space at The Laundry
2701 Lawrence St., Denver, CO 80205
$20.00 / $18.00
The LIDA Project
The LIDA Project is a meta-media art collective with a strong emphasis on live performance. Our goal is to present works that experiment and challenge the structure and presentation of performance while strengthening culture, community, and artistic growth. Working as a collaborative group of artists The LIDA Project intends to promote and present works of the highest integrity and expressiveness without yielding to conventional presentation and stereotypes.