Edward Einhorn and Untitled Theater Company #61 are bringing Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic (and awesome) science fiction novel The Lathe of Heaven to the stage next month. The plan is to use multiple methods of storytelling, including video and operatic songs. To enhance this experience, they are seeking funding via Kickstarter.

The production has been authorized by Ms. Le Guin’s herself, and the Kickstarter page offers a recent interview with her.

Here’s some more information, plus the video.

Untitled Theater Company #61 (UTC61) is excited to announce its upcoming world premiere of The Lathe of Heaven, an original, authorized stage adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sci-fi classic about a man whose dreams change reality, adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn, with music by Henry Akona and video design by Kate Freer and David Tennant.

The play examines the human need for certainty and understanding in contrast with Taoist ideas of uncertainty and unknowing, and intersperses verses from the Tao Te Ching as operatic art songs for baritone, cello and piano. UTC61 has been once again granted a residency at 3LD Art + Technology Center. 3LD’s unmatched video technology will be used to make real the ever-changing landscape that emanates from the dreamer.

In order to make the video portions of our show even more exciting, we would love to top quality equipment, in the form of projectors, computers, and scrims. Much is provided by 3LD, but we plan to supplement their inventory in order to fully realize our vision. This campaign will finance that aspect of our project.

Even more details can be found at the Kickstarter page.

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