Talking Band and HERE Arts Center presents
FUSIFORM GYRUS – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns
Written and Composed by Ellen Maddow
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Set and Video Design by Anna Kiraly
Lighting Design by Mary Ellen Stebbins
Costume Design by Kiki Smith
Production Stage Manager: Kristin Rose Kelly
February 7-25, 2018
At HERE Arts Center,
145 Avenue of the Americas
(photo by Suzanne Opton)
Talking Band will present the world premiere of Fusiform Gyrus – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns, written and composed by OBIE Award winner Ellen Maddow, and directed by Ellie Heyman, running from February 7 – 25, 2018 in a limited engagement at HERE, located at 145 6th Avenue (Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in New York City. Previews begin February 7 for a February 13 opening.
The cast includes OBIE Award winners Tom Nelis (Broadway’s Indecent, The Visit, Enron) and Paul Zimet (The Room Sings, The Golden Toad, This Was the End), and a motley quintet of horn players, including Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Lathan Hardy (alto sax), Sam Kulik (tuba), Jessica Lurie (baritone sax) and Peter Zummo (trombone).
In Talking Band’s new music-theater work, big ideas bump up against big sound. Five brassy horns and two eccentric scientists leapfrog from epiphany to epiphany. Fusiform Gyrus – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns celebrates the resilience of friendship, the power of music to make us feel like anything can happen, and the rigorous tradition of scientific discovery in a world where scientific truth is often challenged.