A Mystery Rite for Spring
Libretto by Kamara Thomas
Music by Kamara Thomas & Matthew Whyte
Additional songs by Gabriel Berezin, Emily Denton & Suzan Hurtuk
LISTEN to selected songs from "Bulgaria" HERE:
BULGARIA is a dark musical fairy tale in development, based on the myth of Persephone and the Eleusinian mystery rites of ancient Greece.
The story: Two suicidal women arrive in an alternate reality-- "Bulgaria", a land of eternal winter populated by neurotics and ruled by mysterious bird-women. The heroines must undertake a journey into the unknown to search for the jewel that will bring Spring to the land.
A chorus of women comments on the adventure, dance-morphing into flocks of birds, a great tree, and The Minnesinger Sphoenix-- a fantastical moth-beetle-butterfly being. Giant puppets and pictograms parade through the audience, entwining a modern ritual throughout the story.
BULGARIA is a theatre spectacle and community rite that celebrates the transition from Winter to Spring, coming soon to a performance landscape near you...