BY LISA D’AMOUR
MUSIC BY CHRIS SIDORFSKY
DIRECTED BY KATIE PEARL
A GHOST STORY FOR THREE BODIES WITH THREE VOICES
What’s a mother to do when her little girl makes her own little girl from the plain earth just behind the trailer home?
IN REP WITH belly: three shorts
SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 4 2003
HERE ARTS CENTER
MONICA APPLEBY [SALAZAR]
GRETCHEN LEE KRICH
“One of this season’s first great plays… as written, acted and directed, the production is so organic and cohesive that it feels like a work of nature rather than a work of art. [The actors] sing a capella several times throughout the show, to stunning effect. And they act their asses off. A thrilling and challenging piece of theater.” – The Siegel Column, Theatermania.com
“Skillfully stylized..Ms. D’Amour’s inspiration make[s] for wise comment on identity, the violence and inevitability of separation, and the value of both adaptation and detailed self awareness…Katie Pearl has directed the play with dangerous, exhilarating conviction.” – The New York Times
“The collaborative team of playwright Lisa D’Amour and director Katie Pearl make beguiling, innovative theatre pieces. Their Anna Bella Eema at New Georges is a trailer-park odyssey about a little girl who makes her own girlfriend out of mud to help defend her mother from the new highway slated to pave right over their home. That’s double-wide imagination.”
– “What are you jazzed about in 2003-04?” Season Preview, American Theatre magazine
“The mud girl may remain grubby, but Lisa D’Amour’s fantastical script for and Katie Pearl’s keen direction of Anna Bella Eema prove far more sparkling. They create a landscape sharp enough to provoke interest, but hazy enough to invite allegory. Anna Bella Eema is a wild play.” – The Village Voice (Voice Pick)
A VILLAGE VOICE PICK OF THE WEEK!