Messenger #1 (theater)
2012 ∙ film, theater, dance
Furies & Drums
Love Song (PF as Billie Holiday)
Music by Paul Fowler
Produced by The Catamounts in 2012.
The score crosses propaganda war films, a newly-composed Grecian lullaby, and the swing era. During the production, much of the sound came from a victrola onstage.
Messenger #1, by Mark Jackson, is a contemporary re-telling of the aftermath of the Trojan War, from the perspective of the three messengers who communicate the various power grabs among the warring members of the House of Atreus. Replete with song and dance numbers, swinging dizzingly between comedy and tragedy, Messenger #1 examines how “History is bought and paid for[and] not by the likes of you and I.”