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Dustin Helmer's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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Love Is In the Air
Love Is In the Air
This 'silent film' for the stage, accompanied by live music, tells the story of Henry, a hapless hero at the mercy of a cruel world. Henry just wants to find love, and - like many a young manis frequently led astray. In his search for happiness, Henry must wrestle a heap of troubles thrown in his path: lust, greed, jealousy, poverty, and banana peels. Can he possibly triumph over these perennial evils? Can any of us? Some conventions of the old silent movie remain, such as projected titles that assist to tell the story. Others are re-invented for the theatre: the live piano has now blossomed into a full band that actively participates in the show. What also remains from the classic silent film is how the story is told. a story with no spoken words must be articulated by doing, not telling. the precision of words is replaced by a precision of movement, and as gloriously demonstrated by Keaton and Chaplin, the silent actor becomes a master of physical action, and thus a virtuoso of physical comedy. Love is in the air reverently embraces the collective heritage of all the great clowns of the stage and screen, and with due respect takes up and re-employs the implements of artistry that they have left to history: the spit-take, the nose tweak, and the pratfall.
conceived by Dustin Helmer And Pig Brooch Inc
14th Street Y, NY 2006
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