Early Morning Opera

Early Morning Opera: Abacus

“Changing the world one multimedia performance at a time.” Modern Painters

“Mind-bendingly creative.” Philadelphia City Paper

Fresh from performances at the Sundance Film Festival, award-winning director and media artist Lars Jan and his company Early Morning Opera employ the latest in high-tech wizardry to explore the seductive power of multimedia persuasion, including TED-style presentations and video-enhanced megachurch events. Abacus introduces media visionary and cult icon Paul Abacus, who is given a platform to expound on such theories as a re-imagining of Buckminster Fuller’s fabled Geoscope as a new “data cathedral” for the masses and a call for a world without national borders. Part pitchman and part sermonizer, Abacus is magnified by a team of live video Steadicams and large-scale projections in this genre-defying, visually immersive production that was first staged at REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival and has since won national praise. 

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Date/TimeGSTCA
THU 2/2
8:30 pm
$20$16$10
FRI 2/3
8:30 pm 
$20$16$10
SAT 2/4
8:30 pm 
$25$20$12

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff