Kes: I'm trying to find out if there will be any description provided for the visually and hearing impaired, but so far have not found contact info. Still...sex, science fiction, and spontaneous combustion--that sounds like good theatre to me.
Bellona, Destroyer of Cities
A performance work by Jay Scheib
Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, After Samuel R. Delanyʼs Dhalgren, Adapted and Directed by Jay Scheib http://arts.mit.edu/fast/bellona/
Friday, May 13 and Saturday May 14, 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Avenue, Boston (
Tickets: For ticketing information, please visit: http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/bellona/
MIT Professor Jay Scheib, named one of 25 artists who will shape the next 25 years of theater by American Theater Magazine, returns to the ICA stage with
a new work, based on Samuel R. Delany’s epic science fiction novel, Dhalgren. Bellona is part two of Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems, Scheib’s trilogy
of multimedia performance works.
Bellona, a once illustrious city, has been decimated by a mysterious cataclysmic event, leaving it all but forgotten. Its people try to understand why
buildings repeatedly burst into flames and city streets appear to rearrange themselves, citing race-related violence and a social experiment gone wrong.
A parable of the dangers facing the modern American city, Bellona, Destroyer of Cities explores the shaping of space to express complex issues of race,
gender, and sexuality. The production combines passages from Delaney’s novel with original material and video and photography by Scheib and artist Carrie
Bellona, Destroyer of Cities is presented as part of Emerging America, the second annual theater festival, co-presented with American Repertory Theater
and the Huntington Theatre Company, launching the new American voices of tomorrow.