The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Photograph: Time Out/Michael Juliano
  • Theater, Experimental
  • Recommended

The Comet / Poppea


Time Out says

The latest adventurous performance from the Industry, this two-in-one show simultaneously stages a 17th-century opera and a 20th-century sci-fi story on a rotating stage. Director Yuval Sharon’s six-years-in-the-making production connects the stories of Claudio Monteverdi’s 1643 Italian opera L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) with a world premiere production of W.E.B. Du Bois’s 1924 sci-fi short story The Comet; both unfold at the same time on a turntable that’s been split into two. The Industry has staged its pieces in cars and on a mountaintop; this time around, you’ll catch them at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, from June 14 through 23.


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