The Afro-Semitic Experience will be giving two live performances of our work, “Letters from the Affair,” at the FRINGEPVD, the Providence Fringe festival on Wednesday, July 22 and (note time change) Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m., EST. Because of the pandemic, both performances will be streamed online from the festival.
Joining us for this performance will be Cantor Martin Levson who will be singing the role of Edgar Degas, and Cantor Randall Schloss, who will be singing the role of Camille Pissarro.
Letters from the Affair tells a little-known story about the Dreyfus Affair and how it ended the friendship between the artists Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro. The work traces the relationship of the two artists from before the first impressionist exhibition until Pissarro’s death in 1903. All of lyrics to the songs in this work are taken directly from letters written by these two artists, hence the title of the piece. For more about the work please visit our FRINGEPVD page. http://fringepvd.org/letters-from-the-affair.html
Audiences may view the performances for free as they happen live, or purchase a 2020 Fringe Access Pass for $20 to view performances at their convenience on the FRINGEPVD website at fringepvd.org/all-access.
Please help us and support this performance
While you can view our performance for free, we really do need your support in order to help cover the costs to put on this work. We are livestreaming our performance from a recording studio with our two main characters in isolation booths to eliminate any possible COVID aerosol spread. But the cost of the studio and the video team is high and we are doing this without a grant, $5, $10, any amount will help us to at least cover our costs. If you are in a position to help, please click on the donate link on our FRINGEPVD page: http://fringepvd.org/letters-from-the-affair.html