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Moondrunk Madness: A Duo of Monodramas

September 7 at 7:30PM & September 8 at 7:30PM and 10:00PM
Riverside Arts Center (76 N Huron St., Ypsilanti)
Performed in German and English with supertitles

AOT in collaboration with ÆPEX Contemporary Performance present Moondrunk Madness, a duo of monodramas featuring Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King. Strange works—for their content and music—are tamed by an intimate theatrical experience, a nuanced contemporary translation, and a captivating staged exchange between clown and king as they traverse the space between poetic genius and madness.



Amy Petrongelli, soprano, will sing the role of Pierrot, and King George III will be sung by baritone John Daugherty. ÆPEX Contemporary Performance will provide the augmented Pierrot ensemble under the direction of new music specialist, conductor Daniel Brottman. Amy Petrongelli has been hailed by the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” and John Daugherty’s “resonant voice and stagecraft” have left the audiences “spellbound” (The Michigan Review). Austin Stewart has curated and will direct the production.

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