LARS JAN/EARLY MORNING OPERA
THE INSTITUTE OF MEMORY (TIMe)Apr 20-Apr 22
$23 | 25 week of show • BUY NOW 8:00PM • Merrill Wright Mainstage
Thu – Sat | Apr 20 – 22 | 8pm
Sun | Apr 23 | 5pm
“...dazzling stagecraft...startling.” – The New York Times
An eerily glowing kinetic sculpture and a hacked '50’s era typewriter create a fuzzy portrait of a Cold War operative, privacy-obsessed misanthrope, and real-life father of director Lars Jan. Archival wiretap transcriptions and missives from communist spies intertwine with MRI brain scans and the NSA, prompting questions about the nature of memory, privacy, and the possibility of ever truly knowing your dad.
Early Morning Opera is a genre-bending performance and art lab based in Los Angeles. Led by artistic director Lars Jan, their work explores the intersection of technology, live audiences, and unclassifiable experiences. Early Morning Opera has been commissioned and presented by media centers, museums, galleries, theaters, and film festivals across the US including the Whitney Museum, Sundance Film Festival, Under the Radar Festival, EMPAC, REDCAT, PICA TBA Festival, and the BAM Next Wave Festival.
Photos by Maria Baranova-Suzuki