Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Burning River Baroque Opens Its Eighth Season Aug. 21 with ‘A Mad, Burning Desire’

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 9:26 AM

click to enlarge ALEX BELISLE
  • Alex Belisle
Burning River Baroque has just announced the schedule of its upcoming season, which aims to shed light on “unconventional 17th-century women and issues surrounding mental health.”

The group will open its eighth season next month with performances of A Mad, Burning Desire.

A Mad, Burning Desire tells the story of the first English actresses who gained the legal right to act on the public stage in the early 1660s.



Co-directors Paula Maust (harpsichord) and Malina Rauschenfels (soprano) will engage in dialogues with the audience about "how the perception of mental health issues in the early modern period directly relates to the stigma surrounding mental health in contemporary times."

Performances take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Yellow Springs Arts Council, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at a house concert in Cleveland Heights, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Art House, Inc. and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at a house concert in Fairlawn.

Other performances of A Mad, Burning Desire will take place in October.

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