Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Mask of the Broken Heart: A Meridian Mystery

August 20 8:00pm
August 21 8:00pm
August 22 2:00pm

$5-15 suggested donation at the door

When private dick, Ray Meridian, takes on a case for Lillian Mallicoat, the daughter of a famous Kansas City tractor baron, he confronts a mysterious past involving scandal, supernaturalism, and his own lost love. Written & performed by Stephanie Roberts, Directed by Fishtank Curator Heidi Van.

Stephanie Roberts, the creator of Boom! and recent Charlotte St. Foundation Generative Artist awardee, combines genres in her new film-noir style, one-woman mask play, The Mask of the Broken Heart.

This virtuosic thriller combines humor, pathos and beauty while paying tribute to classic film and contemporary Commedia dell’Arte. Roberts plays 13 characters in this original play made possible by an Inspiration Grant from the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City.
photo credit: Matthew Collins

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