And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square…

by Barak Marshall

synopsis

And at midnight, the green bride floated through the village square… is based in part on a true story about a family of eight sisters and one brother who were neighbors of my mother’s family in Aden, Yemen. The house they lived in became known as “The Burning House” because of the fighting, screaming and cursing that was heard from it at all hours of the day and night. It is a morality tale filled with dark humor that tells the story of how jealousy doomed all nine of the family’s children to a life filled with rage, unhappiness and loneliness. The soundtrack is comprised primarily of Jewish love songs and hymns from the Yiddish, Ladino and Yemenite traditions. – Barak Marshall

ABOUT THE WORK

  • Choreography: Barak Marshall
  • Lighting Design: Kindred Gottlieb
  • Costume Design: Raquel Barreto
  • Running Time: 35 minutes
  • Premiere: The Joyce Theater, New York 2012

"Using spoken word, well appointed props, and a particular proclivity for comedic choreography, Marshall has masterfully crafted a theatrical piece."

- Kathryn Maus , Bachtrack, April 2014

This work was commissioned by The Joyce Theater Foundation in New York City with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This work was made possible in part by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), and The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2011: Los Angeles grant funded by a generous contribution from The Boeing Company.

This work was made possible by the generosity of Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch and The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation.

Thank you to Levitt Pavilions for providing musical inspiration.

 

Making Of

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