A Tribute to María Irene Fornés / Mud & Drowning

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 7:30p
Circle Theatre | Carmel, California
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 2:30p
Circle Theatre | Carmel, California
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th, 2:30p
Circle Theatre | Carmel, California
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María Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 – October 30, 2018) was a Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director whose unique and personal productions examine humanity and its relationship with economic conditions. She was a leading figure in the Off-Off-Broadway and Avant Garde movement from the 1960’s and a renowned voice in the canon of Hispanic-American literature. During the Days & Nights Festival her life and work will be celebrated in Carmel. Featuring a World Premiere, Philip Glass transforms acclaimed playwright María Irene Fornés play Drowning into a pocket opera! With breathtaking original score and live music in an intimate setting these performances are helmed by NYC’s prestigious team of Director JoAnne Akalaitis, Scenic and Costume Designer Kaye Voyce and Lighting Designer Jennifer Tipton. A staged reading of María Irene Fornés play Mud, performed by some of the country’s best actors, rounds out the work. Also to be screened is the 2018 film The Rest I Make Up, a collaboration between Fornés and filmmaker Michelle Memran exploring Fornés ‘remembered past’ as she begins a descent into dementia. A wonder and a delight in the exploration of the unquenchable creative spirit.