Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Works

"Who Knew Mozart Wrote Pantomime?"

Mark C Thompson did and he wrote a scenario for Les Petits Riens using Commedia characters. "The Hungers of Arlecchino" will be performed by Mark and Company at Duquesne University Saturday August 29, 8PM, and Sunday August 30, 2PM, in the Peter Mills Theater of Rockwell Hall. All tickets $6.00. Free admission with DU card.

Four characters, Arlecchino, Pantalone, Isabella and Brighella the baker tell a story in the Italian Commedia style with masks. Arlecchino, always hungry, always broke, wants breakfast, and ends up with a lot on his hands. Pantalone gets his pocket picked. And more.

This performance is a short program of compositions for movement theatre. It includes:
* "Trio," (1st movement) created to Ingolf Dahl's "Music for Brass Instruments;"
* excerpts from "Flight From Himself," Mark Thompson's one-man
* "Fanette," a love story; and
* "The Hungers of Arlecchino," a commedia dell'arte inspired
piece performed to the music composed for pantomime by
W.A. Mozart.

Performers: Chad Bender, Gail Hofbauer, Nora Nee, Mark Thompson.