Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon and Richard Foreman:
What to Wear

"Foreman is the mind-roiling warlock of avant-garde drama." The New York Times

"Gordon weds the hypnotic aura of minimalism to the detuned snarl of highbrow punk… A visceral thrill." The New Yorker

World premiere

Production of the Center for New Performance at CalArts, in conjunction with the New Century Players

The raucous, bitingly funny post-rock opera from avant-garde theater icon Richard Foreman and celebrated composer Michael Gordon marks the Los Angeles debut of the Center for New Performance. A pageant of seductiveness gone wrong -- as everyone on stage turns less and less beautiful, something more ecstatic that beauty slowly reveals its awesome 21st-century face. Foreman’s brilliantly staged action is set to a powerful score by Gordon, a cofounder of the Bang on a Can Festival, who has been widely lauded for bringing the unruly vitality of popular forms to contemporary art music.

Developed at CalArts with generous support from the Audrey Skirball Kenis/REDCAT Music-Theater Program, funded by The Skirball Foundation. Commissioned by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, with funds provided by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, and by Meet The Composer Commissioning Music/USA. Produced with the support of The Shubert Foundation.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGSTCA
TUE 9/19
8:30 pm
$24$16$12
WED 9/20
8:30 pm
$36$28$18
THU 9/21
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
FRI 9/22
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
SAT 9/23
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
SUN 9/24
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
TUE 9/26
8:30 pm
$36$28$18
WED 9/27
8:30 pm
$36$28$18
THU 9/28
8:30 pm
$36$28$18
FRI 9/29
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
SAT 9/30
3:00 pm
$40$32$20
SAT 9/30
8:30 pm
$40$32$20
SUN 10/1
3:00 pm
$40$32$20

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff