"Liebe Love Amour!" is a theatricalized "live film" of an epic search for love. In this latest work of interactive theater, Anonymous Ensemble creates Hollywood magic using cameras, a green-screen, live video processing software, and the opulent imagery of silent film director Erich von Stroheim. The show unveils a panoply of love affairs between Tall Hilda and a string of paramours including a fictionalized Erich von Stroheim, a devout Gloria Swanson, and the audience in the theater. Throughout the narrative--which is told by performers Jessica Weinstein '02, Eamonn Farrell, and Liz Davito--the audience is drawn into and onto the silver screen as their own stories become part of the fabric of the piece. The show is a tryst between cinema and live performance that invites the audience to voyeuristically participate in the artifice of cinema and the magic of theater simultaneously. With its lush, cinematic orchestration and rapid, real-time editing, "Liebe Love Amour!" spins layers of romance and reality as it reels towards its inevitable Hollywood finish.
Ticket holders are invited to attend a post-performance premiere party with cast members. Refreshments will be served.
To read an interview with Jessica Weinstein '02 by Monica Tinyo '13, click here.
To watch and participate in an interactive YouTube conversation with Jessica Weinstein '02 as Tall Hilda in "Liebe Love Amour!", click here.
And to watch a video interview with Jessica Weinstein '02 produced by Yeran Zhou '14, click here.
Location: CFA Theater Admission: $23 general public; $19 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students Sponsor: Theater Department, Center for the Arts URL:http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa Contact: 860-685-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org