EMERGING AMERICA FESTIVAL Bellona, Destroyer of Cities
May 13 - May 15, 2011
This new work of theater, based on Samuel R. Delany’s epic science fiction novel Dhalgren, is part two of Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems, Scheib’s trilogy of multimedia performance works. Bellona, a once illustrious city, has been decimated by a mysterious cataclysmic event, leaving it all but forgotten. A parable of the dangers facing the modern American city, Bellona, Destroyer of Cities explores the shaping of space to express complex issues of race, gender, and sexuality.
Adapted & directed by Jay Scheib