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Blue Moon Over Memphis

On August 9, 2014 at 4 pm Theatre Nohgaku will present Blue Moon Over Memphis at the Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg PA. This work-in-progress performance is free to the public.

With libretto by New Dramatists alumna Deborah Brevoort, and noh music by Theatre Nohgaku artistic director Richard Emmert, Blue Moon Over Memphis is a stark and beautiful meditation on fame, loss and loneliness. A woman makes a pilgrimage to Graceland on the anniversary of Elvis’s death, but is forced to wait outside the gates. A mysterious man lets her into the Meditation Garden where Elvis is buried, and there, under the light of a blue moon, she encounters a spirit.

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