Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/19/2016 -- Exquisite Corpse Company, a Brooklyn-based, integrated performance art collective, presents a new performance and art installation called The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte, inspired by the work of surrealist painter, René Magritte premiering August 6th and running every Saturday and Sunday through September 25, 2016 at House 17 at Nolan Park Governors Island in New York City.
Inspired by the work of surrealist painter, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte will feature performance and installation set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island. An original immersive experience, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte is directed by Tess Howsam (Secession 2015, Odd.A.See) with art direction by Bibiana (007, Romeo+Juliet, Inferno) and features a team of eight playwrights, a multi-talented group of actors, and collaborations with other Governors Island resident organizations - Billion Oyster Project & Creative Movement. Exquisite Corpse is happy to hold your hand as you take a dip, then a dive, then a plunge into The Enchanted Realm of, well, you know who.
Center to the performance is one house, belonging to one René Magritte, surrealist, painter, philosopher, lover, cowboy, tree, and much more. Patrons are encouraged to swim on down and enjoy a guided tour of the great man's mind, run their fingers along the dust of his memories, appraise the net worth of his melancholy heart -- with the aid of his wife, his lover, his wife's lover, his mother, and a fish.
Tickets to the performance can be purchased via this link: https://www.artful.ly/exquisite-corpse-company
The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte
Saturdays & Sundays
1 PM & 4 PM
Tickets - $15
Written by T. Adamson, Blake Bishton, Simon de Carvalho, Eric Marlin, Matthew Minnicino, Ran Xia, Emily Zemba, & Laura Rose Zlatos
Directed by Tess Howsam
Produced by Blaire O'Leary
Art direction by Bibiana
Lighting design by Sara Gosses
Costume design by Matsy Stinson
Music by Simon de Carvalho
Assistant directed by Molly Bicks
Art design by Andrea Caldarise, Sara Sciabbarrasi, Lavinia Roberts, & Ran Xia,
Nick Stryker, & Ken Ard
Poster design by Dasheill Robb
Featuring Molly Bicks, Lee Collins, Anya Krawcheck, Blaire O'Leary, Max Henry Schloner, & Danny Wilfred
About Exquisite Corpse Company
Exquisite Corpse Company is a Brooklyn based, integrated performance art collective. ECC's latest production follows last summer's Secession 2015, a Secessionist art gallery brought to life by the company's formidable team of playwrights and performers. The company has also recently toured productions to New Orleans (Secession, 2015, Faux/Real Festival) & Colorado Springs (Untitled #3, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). ECC is committed to creating a community of young artists in all mediums in New York who inspire each other and create uniquely together. Throughout the year, ECC's smaller projects, such as the BlackBox Series & bi-annual Writer's Lab reinforces that initiative, showcasing new works by emerging artists of varied mediums in singular, immersive events. Above all, the mission of ECC is make theater approachable and newly relevant to everyone.