PLAYGROUND PLAYGROUP

 SUN APR 15 / SAT APR 21

The Parade Ground

By Eric Farber

Directed by Mia Rovegno

An experimental musical theater performance presented in the streets and public parks of New York City.

 

April 15, 2033 - New York City. Space Admiral Mira Clemente has just landed back to Earth
after a 15 year solo space mission. The world has changed a great deal since Mira’s launch in 2018.Overrun by truth discrepancies and near-facts, the America of 2033 is drowning in the fiction it sells to itself. Ever since her 7th grade obsession with Albert Einstein, Mira has dreamed of exploring the immense unknown all alone. 30 years later her friends from middle school have dusted off their old marching band instruments and are reuniting to throw Mira a homecoming parade through their old neighborhood. But the parade is not what it seems. And Mira’s return home will cause her to doubt everything.

Music direction by Freddy Epstein

Sound design by Stowe Nelson

Dramaturgy by Jacob Marx Rice

Featuring

Starr Busby, Marisa Clementi, Freddy Epstein, Eric Farber,

Kristine Haruna Lee, Storm Thomas, Clyde Daley, Dan Dunford,

Brama Sukarma, Matthew Cain

 

Made possible with development from:

The Center for Morale

Welfare & Recreation

Fresh Ground Pepper

Eric Farber is a Brooklyn-based percussionist and theater artist.  Eric's “wildly animated” performance and “positively gasp-worthy” design work have been featured in a number of Regional and Off-Broadway theater productions, including Heather Christian's Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr / West Yorkshire), The Skin of our Teeth (TFANA), FUTURITY  (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Set Design, Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, OBA Award for Best New Musical - SoHo Rep/ARS Nova, Mass MoCA, Walker Art Center, A.R.T.), and The Foundry Theatre's revival of Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play - Public Theater, LaMaMa).  Eric has toured with Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music, and is a member of The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records) and The Lisps (Extropian Records). Eric holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The New School University.

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