Green Eden

“With each action you take to translate, you abandon things you love.”

Written by Noah Mease

Directed by Gerardo GudiƱo

Dates:

  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30pm

Language: English

Location: LaMaMa / 47 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012 (Between Bowery and Lafayette)

Synopsis

Late on a winter’s night, Philip Cummings invites a young poet from Spain to his drafty, lonely house to read a long-forgotten memoir. Many, many years earlier – August, 1929 – Philip Cummings invites the famous Spanish poet Federico García Lorca to a rented cabin by Lake Eden in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where they translate poetry, search for an abandoned talc mine in the wilds, and get lost in their dark, confusing feelings for each other. But this new poet, sifting through yellowed pages and faded photographs, is also chasing a memory of Lorca (or perhaps his ghost…) and, as the night grows late, time melts, the two Spanish poets blur, and the lines between history and memory and poetry and translation begin to disappear.

About the Playwright:

Noah Mease’s plays include Green Eden, Brakeman’s Light, and The Sun God and have been developed with MTWorks, PTP/NYC, and Chooklyn Farms in New York, The Fresh Ink Theatre Company in Boston, The Horizon Theatre in Atlanta, and at Middlebury College and with the Middlebury Radio Theater of Thrills & Suspense in Vermont. He’s currently developing an adaptation of Plato’s Republic with the Obie-award-winning theater company Hoi Polloi.

Noah also works as a props and scenic designer, and recent credits include The Debate Society’s Blood Play (The Public/UTR; The Bushwick Starr), The Netflix Plays (Ars Nova), Bootlegger’s Ball: A New Year’s Eve Spectacular (Ars Nova), The Spring Into The Nova Benefit (Ars Nova, dir. Alex Timbers), and All The Rats And Rags (Joe’s Pub). His props work for Blood Play was featured on the New York Times website. BA: Theater & Spanish, Middlebury College.

Cast:

Gonzalo Bouza
Rosie Berrido
Bill Blechingberg
Jerry Soto

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