Moth and Flame @ The Glitter Box Theater, Pittsburgh [from 15 to 17 February]

Moth and Flame

15 - 17
20:00 - 20:00

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The Glitter Box Theater
460 Melwood ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
From NYC…
spit&vigor’s MOTH&FLAME is at The Glitter Box
For only 3 nights!!!

Feb. 15,16 and 17 at 8pm
Doors at 7:15


New play by award-winning playwright Sara Fellini features life-size puppet created by Pandora Gastelum

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania February, 2017— spit&vigor is thrilled to announce their performances of MOTH&FLAME, written by Sara Fellini (winner – 2014 Planet Award for Outstanding New Script, nominated – 2015 NYIT Award for Outstanding Full Length Script) and directed by Emma Rosa Went (Boxcar – The Tank).

The great Baroque painters Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi confess their sins to an imagined or ethereal priest — Caravaggio, bewildered after his own brutal and untimely death, is possibly searching for forgiveness, but his swagger and violent personality leave us to question whether he truly wants his sins washed away, or whether he would rather justify his actions in the eyes of God and man. While Artemisia recounts her notorious rape and torture in order to reclaim her legacy and illuminate her brilliant life and art. She tells her story with wry wit and humor, offering an alternative and often-neglected perspective on art history and her intimate relationships with some of the world’s greatest artists.

From the critically-acclaimed and award-winning company members that brought IN VESTMENTS to site-specific West Park Presbyterian Church and THE EXECUTION of MRS. COTTON to IRT Theatre, NEC SPE / NEC METU is a deeply intimate story of two wayfaring ghosts that ache to be remembered on their own terms. Although it is set in post-Renaissance Italy, the play delves into issues that are still intensely relevant today, including class and meritocracy, the value and purpose of art, gender politics, sex and violence, as well as sin and redemption.

The cast features Adam Belvo (2015 Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actor winner, 2016 NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor nominee) and Sara Fellini (2015 Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actress nominee). The costumes were designed and constructed by Virginia Davis and the play features a life-sized puppet designed and constructed by Pandora Gastelum of the mudlark public theatre in New Orleans. Photography is by Yvonne Allaway.

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