Karinne Keithley - Montgomery Park, or Opulence

Saturday, July 31, 8:00 pm, tickets $15 Buy Online

A cycle of spoken tales offset by songs, dances, and video projections, Montgomery Park, or Opulence tells the history of a strange and powerful building. Asking where the boundaries between conscious beings lie, the play creates a mood of deep listening within a luminous environment, reimagining the theater as an intimate chamber within an archival installation. The “wonderfully uncategorizable” (The New York Times) Karinne Keithley has been making performance in New York City since 1997. She is a member of the radical playwrights posse JOYCE CHO and the women's writing group MACHIQQ, is the co-founder of 53rd State Press, which publishes new plays. www.fancystitchmachine.org

“She’s a major talent, a Renaissance woman.”
Helen Shaw, Time Out New York

“Ms. Keithley’s childlike but sophisticated language... guides us into meditations on the nature of being alive and present, of emotional exhaustion and replenishment, of those experiences that can’t be verified but are deeply felt... It’s all marvelously strange.”
Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times


photo credits: Christy Pessagno