Memory Retrograde

Work by Kristine Haruna Lee
(2015-17 BAX Artist in Residence)

Friday | April 28, 2017 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 29, 2017 @ 8pm

Tickets: $16 General, $10 Low-Income [BUY]

A couple finds a strange ‘remembering’ object in the attic, and ponders over the possibility of having lived past lives together. The act of remembering conjures their younger selves, and they all mingle in simultaneity. Their ‘time travels’ take them to their past life in Venice 1515, an Egyptian Burial, the 1970’s, Ancient Greece, and a virtual reality forest some time in the far future. As memories epically span generations and landscapes, one couple’s trauma is brought to light and replayed over and over again through all these layers of time and space as they figure out how to deal with a single tragedy that haunts their lives.

Artist Bio

Kristine Haruna Lee (playwright/co-director/sound design) is a playwright/director/performer and is a founding member of harunalee theater company, currently in residence at BAX for Dog Gone Day. Selected credits: The Offending Gesture (The Tank); Futurity (Soho Rep/Ars Nova); War Lesbian (Dixon Place); A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes (City Center, 2015 OBIE winner); The Lily’s Revenge (HERE Arts Center, 2010 OBIE winner). Upcoming projects: Permanent Caterpillar with The Drunkard’s Wife and The Field with Andrew Schneider. She’s a recipient of the New Dramatist Van Lier Fellowship. BFA NYU Tisch and MFA Brooklyn College for playwriting.

Photos by Sasha Arutuynova