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A play with music and dance by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

 Directed by Elizabeth Clark-Stern, Lindsey Rosen and the Ensemble
Choreography by Laila Rosen and Lindsey Rosen 
Assistant Director Dylan Hansen; Sound: Donna Lee; Lighting: John Stern.

                                   

LINDSEY ROSEN

ROBERT BERGMAN

ANN BLAKE

KEVIN FILOCAMO

TIM NELSON

SARA KIMMEL

ELIZABETH CLARK-STERN

Lou

Tolstoy and Freud

Elizabeth Nietzsche

Rainer Maria Rilke

Frederick Nietzsche

first-century Salome

Sophia

                                                      

April 1 and 22, and May 6, 2017; 8:00 p.m.
At our NEW VENUE: the Taproot Theatre Company’s Isaac Studio Theatre,
212 N. 85th, Seattle 98103,
in the Greenwood neighborhood. Parking is available
in the lot of Bank of America and Chase Bank, on the street, or in the pay lot on 85th just east of the theater.
Tickets at the door: $15 Alliance, Jung Society and
JPA members; $20 general audience.

                                   

                    

Taproot Theatre Company's Isaac Studio Theatre

                               

SONG OF SALOME is the story of the inner and outer world of Lou Andreas-Salomé. In the 1880’s, she was a woman ahead of her time, an author and original thinker who championed the uniqueness of women, pitting her ideas against the likes of Frederick Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud, and the young Rainer Maria Rilke.

 

In the playwright’s imagining of her inner life, Lou was host to her ancient counterpart, the first-century Salome. The latter has been condemned to toil in the Underworld after performing the Dance of the Seven Veils to win the head of John the Baptist. The goddess, Sophia, brings Salome into Lou’s unconscious mind, creating a new dimension of reality where Lou must confront her own darkness and claim her own light. 

 

Inner and outer worlds come together in this story of the evolution of Lou's remarkable soul.