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Ophelia by Carte Blanche

Firehouse, Fort Mason Center — Apr 4th through Apr 14th

 Fort Mason Center Presents is proud to announce our partnership with Carte Blanche to kick off our 2013 performance series.

Carte Blanche presents Ophelia, a walk-through experience across Fort Mason Center with dance, theater, and interactive video.

Carte Blanche re-imagines the story of Hamlet's tragic heroine, Ophelia. The story follows Ophelia beyond the pages of Shakespeare as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. At the crossroads between dance and theater, Ophelia is a meditation on the timelessness of this quest. Artistic director Charline Formenty channels her own story as an immigrant through this Shakesperian myth, while Rimbaud's poetry helps connect the tale to her French roots.

Situated on the northern rim of San Francisco on the Bay, Fort Mason Center brings Ophelia back to the water's edge. The audience joins Ophelia as she wanders through the grounds and buildings on her quest for identity, discovering new forms of expression around every turn. Ophelia is no longer a character in a play; she is one of us.

The history of the space, the shape of the buildings, and the fogginess of the city all combine to create a new kind of immersive theatrical experience. With an augmented cast, and a cutting edge use of interactive video, the audience becomes a part of the show like never before.

Thursday, April 4 & 11, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 & 13, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 & 14, 8:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $22 - General Admission
GENRE: Walk-through experience with dance, theater, and interactive video
MORE INFORMATION: www.carteblanche-sf.com

Please Note: Because this performance is, in part, a journey from performance space to performance space, at times located outdoors, we strongly encourage you to dress appropriately. 



Directed by Charline Formenty
Performed by Marie Walburg Plouviez, Summer Bowie, Sarah Gould
Music by Matthew Schoening
Video by Blake Manship and Koya Takahashi 
Lighting Design by Blake Manship
Sound Design by Michael Scully
Costume Design by Simone van der Meer
Set Design by Karl Gillick