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Fusiform Gyrus: A Septet for Two Scientists & Five Horns

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Delightful, Quirky, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

About the show

In Talking Band’s new music-theater work, big ideas bump up against big sound. Five brassy horns and two eccentric scientists leapfrog from epiphany to epiphany. More…

'Fusiform Gyrus – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns' celebrates the resilience of friendship, the power of music to make us feel like anything can happen, and the rigorous tradition of scientific discovery in a world where scientific truth is often challenged.


February 24th, 2018
"A thought-provoking blend of music, science, and human nature...Their eccentricity and rapid fire dialogue, as well as the play's repetitive pattern, recalls a Stoppard play influenced by Sondheim’s use of musical phrases and Dada poetry. Despite the doctoral-level vocabulary and highly intellec...
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February 26th, 2018
"A production that is imaginatively staged...Performances by Nelis and Zimet are proof that veterans of the form can make a meal out of even thinly drawn characters, introducing the audience to worlds that are not on the page...Maddow has constructed a risky work, exemplary of the history and mis...
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February 17th, 2018
"It’s a reckless and even fun adventure...A meditation on life, death, and everything in between...Maddow’s writing is erudite but never dry. It has a cyclical form that, at times, deconstructs ideas and builds on them so that a dense idea is picked apart like a thread...The many absurd and hilar...
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February 14th, 2018
"Glories in its details and takes its time getting to its destination...Nelis and Zimet are each splendid actors, but it's when they engage with one another that the play comes alive. Their energy is infectious...Politically timely, but never feels like it's lecturing the audience or pushing a po...
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