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ARTEK: Artemisia

Date
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 7:00 pm

Description

ARTEMISIA: Light and Shadow

ArtemisiaARTEK's theater show featuring actress/singer Sarah Chalfy as the Italian baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, with music by Strozzi and Cavalli.

A life more dramatic than an Italian opera: Trained in art by her father, raped as a teenager, Artemisia survived a sensational trial to become an internationally renowned painter, and the secret lover of a Florentine nobleman. A 17th-century MeToo tale for today.

"On stage, Artemisia is also vengeful, but philosophical, and ultimately joyful. She sings of fate and destiny and, as she did so, I was moved, included, inspired, comforted." Phyllis Chesler, noted feminist writer.

Thursday, January 31 at 7 pm
17 Frost Gallery, 17 Frost Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(accessible by Bedford Ave. stop on the L)
Admission: $20 suggested donation at the door ($10 students/under 25)
Advance reservations requested at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music— the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.