The Good the God and the Guillotine

Proto type Theater
© proto-type theater

This is beautifully crafted stuff that has a broader relevance and audience than a traditional theatre company based in one city could manage.

Tina Jackson, The Metro (Manchester)
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The Good, the God, and the Guillotine is a theatrical concert about belief, mortality, and morality that steals from the aesthetics of the gig, classical recitals and animation art. Questioning existence itself in a theatrical concert for three performers, three laptop musicians, and a reactive scenography of lights, objects and animations, The Good, the God, and the Guillotine is a dramatic and atmospheric exploration of our tangled relationships with technology.
 
Against a background of live, shifting animations, The Good, the God and the Guillotine responds to Albert Camus’ 1942 powerful novel L’Étranger (The Stranger). Prototype Theater (UK/US: www.proto-type.org) are collaborating with the musicians and composers of the MMU Laptop Ensemble aka MMUle , lighting designer Rebecca MK Makus and animator/illustrator Adam York Gregory to create this music-driven performance that uses digital technology to craft an intertwining of song and narrative. Funding Credits: The Good the God and the Guillotine has been commissioned by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (Lincoln), Manchester Metropolitan University (Crewe) and Tramway (Glasgow). Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
 
The Good, the God, and the Guillotine will premiere in Autumn 2013.
 
 
 

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