Artaud and the Black Lodge, Los Angeles, California; Aug 10-12, 2017
ARTAUD AND THE BLACK LODGE
Music by David T. Little / Libretto by Anne Waldman
Written for the LA based band Timur and The Dime Museum
Thursday, August 10 / 8:30pm
Friday, August 11 / 8:30pm
Saturday, August 12 / 8:30pm
631 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Artaud in the Black Lodge is a contemporary work of music-theatre exploring the imagined psychic connections among French poet and director Antonin Artaud, known for his theory The Theatre of Cruelty; Beat-generation and post-modernist author William S. Burroughs; and filmmaker David Lynch, known for, among other things, the television series “Twin Peaks”, and the award-winning film “Blue Velvet”.
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