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Burning of the Ancient Library of Alexandria
AN ORIGINAL THEATER PIECE WITH AN INTERPRETIVE AND VISUAL ART EXHIBITION

 

ARTSHIP Ensemble • San Francisco
2009 - 2010 Home Season & World Premiere

CounterPULSE
1310 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Thurs, Fri, Sat, February 12, 13, 14 - 8:00PM
Fri, Sat, February 20, 21 at 8:00PM
Sun, February 22 - 2:00 PM matinee with
the filming of the performance

Tickets $ 20 - students, seniors and CounterPULSE members $15

Tickets may be purchased online
via Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling: 1.800.838.3006

Conceived and Directed by Slobodan Dan Paich
in collaboration with the ensemble

Artship Actors, Dancers, and Singers:

Ana Diane Landelle, Tom Franco, Ali Tahbaz,
Mardi Van Winkle, Craig Coss, Nazila Ghazi,
Julia Lazar, Zia Burchert, Damiana Carpizo,
Brandon Christian, Sam Rubin

Musicians:

Suellen Primost, Cello,
John Kadyk, Clarinet & Steel Drum,
Marie Perrey, Harmonium & Percussion

 

The central figure is Hypatia, daughter of the last chief librarian, who wanted to live a simple life, but events would not let her. Hypatia was one of the greatest mathematicians of her time, and head of the Academy in Alexandria. For her, the simple life was teaching day to day.

In the ebb and flow of history, times of cultural flourishing are superseded by times of oppression and darkness. It seems that the great library was burnt more than once.

 
     
 
 
     
 
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