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Colombine's Paradise Theatre is a "tour de force...a highly stylized, darkly beautiful love story that’s steeped in myth yet utterly modern...the story really unfolds in the rich poetic imagery — both musical and visual — in the shadowy, unsettling world Kirsten creates." - Washington Post Nov. 17, 2013
Amy Beth Kirsten’s "wildly imaginative" Colombine’s Paradise Theatre is a 21st century musical fantasy on 17th century Italian theater and explores the concepts of love and death, dream and delusion. Directed by Mark DeChiazza, the six musicians of multi-Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl and mime, breathing theatrical life into these rich Commedia dell’Arte characters.
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