A Star Has Burnt My Eye

Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
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A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE

By Howard Fishman

Directed by Paul Lazar

 

A Star Has Burnt My Eye is a multimedia theatrical meditation on the life and music of polymath Elizabeth "Connie" Converse (1924 - ?), who some have taken to calling "the first singer songwriter." A prototype of the DIY artist, Converse wrote and self-recorded an extraordinary collection of songs in the early 1950s before deliberately vanishing years later in despair of ever finding her audience. The show features a group of New York musicians, led by playwright and composer Howard Fishman, who perform her songs, read from her letters, and make the case for Converse's particular genius, and her belated status as a great lost American artist.

 

Presented with support from the Skidmore College: President's Discretionary Funds, Dean of Faculty's Office, Tang Museum, Theater Department, English Department, Gender Studies, Art Department, and Music Department.

 

Performances: December 7-9 at 8pm.

 

Tickets: $18 general admission, $12 Skidmore community and seniors. Tickets are available for purchase online at theater.skidmore.edu.

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