SONG OF SALOME
LOU ANDREAS-SALOME: THE ARCHETYPES OF
THE UNCONSCIOUS AND THE DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS.
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; Donna Lee, Sound; John Stern, Lighting.
LINDSEY ROSEN — Lou Andreas Salome
ROBERT BERGMAN — Tolstoy and Freud
ANN BLAKE — Elizabeth Nietzsche
KEVIN FILOCAMO — Rainer Maria Rilke
TIM NELSON — Frederick Nietzsche
SARA KIMMEL — First-Century Salome
ELIZABETH CLARK-STERN — Sophia
Saturday April 1, Saturday April 22, Saturday May 6, 2017; 8:00 pm
NEW VENUE: We will perform at the Taproot Theatre Company’s
Isaac Studio Theatre, 212 N. 85th Seattle 98103, in the Greenwood neighborhood. Improved sight and sound for our audiences. Stadium Seating. Excellent Acoustics. Handicapped seating on the first row. Parking 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.
SONG OF SALOME is the story of the inner and outer worlds 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, Leo Tolstoy, 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.