May 12, 2012 at 3pm
“The Fifth String” by Janet Sternburg
Directed by Rebecca Johannsen
“The Fifth String” by acclaimed poet and memoirist Janet Sternburg begins by evoking a time of tolerance in Spain before 1492, when the proximity of races and religions produced poetry, music, and new ideas. A long-lost family manuscript sparks a journey across space and time, linking the expulsion of the Jews and Moors to the exiles and diasporas of the current day. Using the language of poetry and evoking voices that reach across the ages, Sternburg’s work poignantly speaks to the desire for a sense of home and history.
This reading is the culmination of a series of developmental rehearsals by Loose Change Productions, in collaboration with La MaMa.