adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn
from the book by Ursula K. Le Guin
original music by Henry Akona
June 6 - 30, 2012
at the 3LD Art + Technology Center
80 Greenwich St.
Singer: John Gallop III
George Orr: Robert Honeywell
Dr. Haber: Eric Oleson
Heather Le Lache: Caroline Saaman
Piano: Mellisa Elledge
Cello: Michael Midlarsky
Video: Kate Freer and David Tennant
Sets: Jane Stein
Costumes: Carla Gant
Lighting: Jeff Nash
Sound: Chip Rogers
Stage Manager: Raffaela Vergata
AD/ASM: Frank-Thomas Grogan
Video Op: Mark Costello
Interns: Mark Galinovsky, Barbara Ayala Rugg
Graphic art by Clinton Corbett
WORLD PREMIERE OF AUTHORIZED STAGE ADAPTATION OF SCI FI NOVEL BY LEGENDARY NOVELIST, URSULA K. LE GUIN
Untitled Theater Company #61 (UTC61) presents The Lathe of Heaven, an original, authorized stage adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi classic about a man whose dreams change reality, adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn with music by Henry Akona.
The play examines the human need for certainty and understanding in contrast with Taoist ideas of uncertainty and unknowing, and intersperses verses from the Tao Te Ching as operatic art songs for baritone, cello and piano. UTC61 has been once again granted a residency at 3LD Art + Technology Center. 3LD’s unmatched video technology will be used to make real the ever-changing landscape that emanates from the dreamer.
“The ideas of the book come through undeformed and not oversimplified,” states novelist Ursula K Le Guin. This is the third of Untitled Theater Company’s sci-fi adaptions, following acclaimed productions of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (also at 3LD). Each has been faithful to the original ideas in the novels, while bringing them to physical life with music and video in a rich theatrical experience.