You Us We All

Project Description

YOU US WE ALL is a contemporary and irreverent take on a 16th- and 17th- century court masque, featuring musical scenes, allegorical characters and heightened theatrical style.

The performance is a series of episodes in which the characters Death, Love, Virtue, Hope and Time reflect on their own aptitude for inciting meaning within their lives. As the characters perform the masque, Time insistently destroys everything, stripping away the layers of pomp and artifice that had given them shape. Pruned of their clothes, roles, and story, the opera turns radically inward.