Stella Cohen is going to hell, to the tune of banjo, guitar and...anvil?
Stella Goes to Hell, a new "garage" musical by Ian L. Fuller and Chad Yarborough, makes its world premiere June 1-23 at the 7 Stages Backstage Theatre under the auspices of the Brazen Act Theatre Company. Yarborough directs.
When Ms. Cohen takes a fall dancing at a post-doctorate celebration, she dies and goes to heaven, then hell, terrorizing the afterlife as she meets Jesus, the Devil and Zachary Taylor. As she travels the universe, Cohen, a "builder of forges and synagogues," searches for the meaning of life and finds a home. Fuller and Yarborough have previously collaborated on Darkly Trapped Like Dark Rats and Be Creative or Increasing the Gerbils.
Atlanta arts cooperative the Bluemilk Group will collaborate with Fuller and Yarborough on the score. A full-length video of the production will be produced.
Tickets are $12. For reservations, call (678) 380-1484.
Brazen Act was formed in 1996 by Ian L. Fuller. Past productions include The Odyssey of Modesty Forth (a New York Fringe Festival entry), At Home With the Nixon's and the Midnight Caravan series. — By Christine Ehren