Heaven is a modern fairy tale roller coaster ride– through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness. It is inspired by the poem Fallen Moon Fallen Stars by North Carolina’s award-winning poet Chuck Sullivan and the work of visual, performing and media artists from Charlotte and beyond.
Told through contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts, the story travels through realities and dreams of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child. Separated from her parents and maneuvering an upside-down heaven in her holding cage, she learns that to be released she must find a “lamp besides the golden door.” Supported by Mother Mary and the ghost of Maria-Helena’s murdered brother, she discovers it hidden under the treasures of a narcissistic Pinocchio.
To give up the lamp, Pinocchio must lose his treasures and become a real “Mensch”– with the help of the audience, whose own response and participation may change events in Heaven.
Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.