Dave Malloy & Eliza Bent //

Blue Wizard/Black Wizard

Written by Eliza Bent and Dave Malloy
Music by Dave Malloy and Eliza Bent
Directed by Dan Safer

Ancient ideals and modern musings rub up against each other in Black Wizard / Blue Wizard, a philosophical musical fantasia. Two referees adjudicate the proceedings as the Black and Blue Wizards battle to save themselves and humanity from the mundane. Warping the conventions of musical theater and classical art song to intersect with the sensibilities of electronic music, Blue Wizard / Black Wizard is a pop culture smashup of fantasy language and contemporary parlance. What unfolds is a ritualistic sporting event, the likes of which audiences have never seen.


2013-2014 New Performance Series