The Art of Blushing and the The Lazarus Complex
Presented by Hand2Mouth
Thursdays-Saturdays, November 8-17, 2018
Writer, Ben Moorad’s grandfather, the first psychiatrist in New Britain, Connecticut, collected 124 stories of people from 1941 to 1948 who tried to end their lives. He never talked about this with his family, but Ben discovered these stories in in his grandfather's papers as he was dying, and Ben has spent the last 11 years researching and writing about them. The Art of Blushing and The Lazarus Complex is a part of this ongoing study of the will to live and the will to die. These two new standalone shows are a genre-blending, provocative and immersive experience combining vocal performance, a live score and visual projections.
See one show, see both separately, or see them together:
Thursdays, 11/8 & 11/15: The Art of Blushing
Fridays, 11/9 & 11/16: The Lazarus Complex
Saturdays, 11/10 & 11/17: The Art of Blushing and the The Lazarus Complex (double feature)
All shows at 7:30pm.
Join us for a conversation with a panel of experts after the shows on 11/9 & 11/15.
Shout House, 210 SE Madison St. Ste 11, Portland, OR 97214
WRITER/CREATOR: Ben Moorad
DIRECTOR: Jonathan Walters*
PERFORMERS: Arlena Barnes, David Bellis-Squires, Ben Moorad, & Jennie Spector
MUSICIANS: Wilson Vediner, Courtney Sheedy, & Will Hattman
*H2M Company Member