“The Forgotten Kingdom” World Premiere

Top Pick March 23, 2023 Wellesley $10.00 - $35.00
"The Forgotten Kingdom" by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble (Courtesy photo)

Presented by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, “The Forgotten Kingdom” immerses audiences in a family’s memories of an unraveling, multiethnic Mediterranean world, brought to life through theatrically projected sand animation, narration blending memoir and poetry, and a riveting musical score.

A young woman sifts through a memory book her mother made for her, filled with drawings and stories, songs and words, so that, when she was grown, she would remember how it felt to live in her family home by the sea. Between the lines, she sees how her mother tried to show the reasons for the choices her parents had to make as the Ottoman Empire splintered into ethnic nation states. And, sketched into the background, she glimpses hints of the tumultuous changes through which her parents lived, not knowing what was coming around the bend.

Breathtaking sand images are created, morphed and obliterated to form dreamlike, intensely emotional chronicles. The cinematographic score reframes Ottoman Jewish women’s song, drawing on the bittersweet rawness of tango; the rhythmic fire of classical Arabic percussion; and gorgeous vocal harmonies with Western classical music’s harmonic roots. Sand and music intertwine with “masterfully narrated” (Welland Port Colburn Concert Association) tales and an evocative scenic and lighting design.

In a multimedia adventure that “explodes with artistry, refinement, and excitement,” (Hebrew Union College, OH) “The Forgotten Kingdom” moves audiences with questions about struggles we still face today.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carling-Sorenson Theatre
231 Forest St
Wellesley, MA 02457
$35.00 general admission
$30.00 seniors
$10.00 students

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