Cordelia, Mein Kind

Magnes by The Marsh Performance
Thu, Feb 02, 2012 12:00pm to Sun, Feb 05, 2012 8:00am
The Marsh Theater, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Thur & Fri at 8pm
Sat at 5pm
Sun at 3pm


Cordelia, Mein Kind is a duet for film and live body; a personal exploration of a present-day Cordelia-like character revealed through language, physicality, image and film.

Inspired by Shakespeare's King Lear, the piece combines original interviews (between a contemporary Cordelia and her father, a Yiddish-speaking Holocaust survivor now in his dotage and living in ‘exile’ in the Melbourne suburb of Bentleigh), and other visual imagery, with a language that is gestural, poetic, direct and physical.

The multiplicity of performance languages weave seamlessly together, creating a challenging and unique performance work.

Concept/Co-Creator/Film and Performer: Deborah Leiser-Moore
Co-Creator/Director: Meredith Rogers
Choreographer: Sally Smith

$15 - $35
sliding scale
$50 reserved seating

$5 off with passcode “magnes”

For tickets and more info:

…deeply textured, multilayered and savagely poetical work…. Real Time

  Here is theatre – visceral, elemental, brutal – that will heave your heart into your mouth.       
Rob Conkie (Shakespeare Project)

  .... a multi-stranded narrative that literally pulsates, like an exploded heart, with deep feeling and mystery  
Ari Roth (Theater J, Washington DC)

Cordelia, Mein Kind from Deborah Leiser-Moore on Vimeo.


Marianne and Herb Friedman

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