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Tell Me

IGLU and Tell Me
Date: Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday; 3:30 p.m. on Sunday
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium

IGLU was first performed in 1977 at the Vanguard Theatre in Hollywood, California. The only video of the event was stolen six months after the performance and has not been seen publicly in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. IGLU is the second of four plays by Guy de Cointet, created in collaboration with Robert Wilhite. The play is both a visual and auditory treat. The props are simple and colorful, with a constructivist slant, and the script is both written word and sound. One does not need to look too far below the surface to see the influences of Roussel, Klebnikov, Duchamp, and Cage in this delightfully entertaining combination of sense, beyond sense, and nonsense.

Tell Me
Tell Me was first performed in 1979 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Los Angeles. The original actresses—Helen Berlant, Denise Domergue, and Jane Zingale—again perform the play at the Getty for this special engagement. Guy de Cointet recruited them in 1979 and worked to achieve his special whimsical sensibility. Until Cointet's untimely death in 1983, each performance of the play developed and changed as Cointet and the actresses drew more meaning and nuance from the seemingly nonsensical soap opera, where disbelief is suspended and colorful props are identified as everyday objects.

This presentation of Tell Me has been funded with support from the Estate Guy de Cointet / Air de Paris, Paris.

Screening in the Lobby, excerpts from Who's that Guy? a portrait of Guy de Cointet by filmmaker Marie de Brugerolle (entre2prises, 2011).

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