On August 9, 2014 at 4 pm Theatre Nohgaku will present Blue Moon Over Memphis at the Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg PA. This work-in-progress performance is free to the public.
With libretto by New Dramatists alumna Deborah Brevoort, and noh music by Theatre Nohgaku artistic director Richard Emmert, Blue Moon Over Memphis is a stark and beautiful meditation on fame, loss and loneliness. A woman makes a pilgrimage to Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis’s death, but is forced to wait outside the gates. A mysterious man lets her into the Meditation Garden where Elvis is buried, and there, under the light of a blue moon, she encounters a spirit.
Please join us as we break new ground in the short history of English-language noh.
The mythic power of Elvis comes to life through the medium of a traditionally influenced mask, and luxurious costumes recently commissioned from master craftsman in Japan and making their first appearance in the United States.
Blue Moon Over Memphis was developed, in part, with assistance from the Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange.