First Violin 

Written and Performed by Sean DevareIllinois

Wed 10/2 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, poetry, music, multi-media, performance art, 55 min.

An autobiographical poem exploring first-generation assimilation and intergenerational transformation, told through the lens of the Hindu epic, “The Ramayana.” Through rhyme, meter, prose and music, this piece chronicles the search for and recreation of the fabled ancestor of the violin, invented by the demon(ized) King Rāvan, echoing a song through the underworld of Manhattan. Director: Alex M. Lee. Producer: Gustavo Sampaio. Recommended for: theatre community, Asian Americans, South Asians. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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