Butter, thread, music, puppies, and more make up this messy, meticulous meditation on Gertrude Stein’s “Americans”. Mmm. Fraught with Modernist excess, we map out the landscape of Stein’s imagined America.
“Lake in a sad old chimney last and needs needs needs needs needs needs needs, in the mutton and the meat there is a change to pork walk, with a walk mean clean and butter and does it show the feather bench does it mean the actual…”
Gertrude Stein, “Americans”, Geography and Plays
Original sound/music composed by Ellen Maddow
Ellie the dog
Lighting Design: Sarah Lurie
Stage Management: Elizabeth Ramsay
Production Assistant: Brett Solomon
Created as part of Target Margin Theater’s season of Gertrude Stein.
Presented at the Connelly Theater, June 12th-18th, 2015