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Guy Mendilow Ensemble
The Forgotten Kingdom (World Premiere)
Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7:00PM

Carling-Sorenson Theatre
231 Forest St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College

Tickets $35, Seniors $30, Babson Faculty/Staff and Non-Babson students/children $10, Babson, Oiln, and Wellesley Students FREE (1 Ticket Limit)

"The Forgotten Kingdom" immerses audiences in a family's memories of an unraveling, multiethnic Mediterranean world, brought to life through theatrically projected sand animation, narration blending memoir and poetry, and a riveting musical score.

Breathtaking sand images are created, morphed, and obliterated to form dreamlike, intensely emotional chronicles. The cinematographic score reframes Ottoman Jewish women's song, drawing on the bittersweet rawness of Tango, the rhythmic fire of classical Arabic percussion, and gorgeous vocal harmonies with Western classical music's harmonic roots. Sand and music intertwine with a "masterfully narrated" (Welland Port Coburn Concert Association) tale and an evocative scenic and lighting design.

In a multimedia adventure that "explodes with artistry, refinement, and excitement," (Hebrew Union College, OH), "The Forgotten Kingdom moves audiences with questions about struggles we still face today. A short talk-back with the artistic team will immediately follow the performance and participants are invited to stay for a reception to celebrate the world premiere.