THEATRICAL & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Presentations by the Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company are a pioneering, new dramatic form—a rich interweaving of performance and comment that explains the meaning of a scene, the character’s intent, the beauty of a popular song.
Many theatrical performances are based on landmark talks given by Eli Siegel on plays from world theatre—by Shakespeare, Molière, Sheridan, Ibsen, Eugene O’Neill, George Kelly and others. Also presented, as living drama, are Mr. Siegel’s critical discussions of some of the great novels of all time: Jane Eyre, Huckleberry Finn, Père Goriot, Hard Times—to name a few.
The Company’s repertoire also includes musical productions, with Broadway, rock & roll, and stirring union songs performed and commented on by the cast—who show how these songs, in their structure and message, have the ethics, the beauty that every person, every country needs.
Special two-part matinees feature a theatrical piece followed by a performance by Barbara Allen on flute and Edward Green on piano or harpsichord. They speak about works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Telemann—and show: We can learn about ourselves from the very technique of a musical composition!
The Aesthetic Realism Foundation’s public events are not taking place during the pandemic. However, many classes take place via video conference.