CARMEN DISRUPTION at City Garage Theatre

Photo by Paul M. Rubenstein

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Playwright Simon Stephens (HeisenbergThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) deconstructs Bizet’s opera Carmen in an attempt to illuminate contemporary issues of loneliness, isolation and all-around anomie. He includes a couple of Bizet’s arias, the “Habanera” and the “Seguidilla,” as well as a snippet of the Toreador Song, but otherwise the connection to Carmen seems tenuous. Read more…

Now running through October 15