Saturday, August 1, 2020

Minnesota Fringe Festival 2020: "The Telling"

Location: Digital Hub (available anytime)

Length: 23 minutes

Title: The Telling

By: The Electric Telescope Experimental Theatre

Summary: Archaeologists discover a lost city, and we scenes of what led to that city's demise. 

Highlights: This streaming show is a mix of what looks like a filmed staged reading with scripts (hopefully recorded pre-pandemic), and cool video mixing techniques. There's music, overlapping videos, and images, mixed with the reading on an actual stage (remember those?), complete with set and props. The archaeologists find the sculpted head of a woman, perhaps a god like Athena, perhaps a real woman. Flash back 6000 years, and we hear the story of the warrior woman hero that inspired the sculpture.

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