LSU Art and Music Faculty Collaborate on Original Production about the Edge of the Earth

The Edge of the Earth is an evening of video, music, and poetry that metaphorically addresses the theme of the end of the world. The Edge of the Earth will be performed at the Manship Theatre on Saturday March 28 at 7PM.

The focus of the evening will be the premiere of Bird and Squirrel, a 22-minute video piece created by Kelli Scott Kelley, an associate professor in the LSU School of Art. Bird and Squirrel is a metaphorical fairytale which tells the story of the last girl and boy on earth. The children, played by Sage Fuchs and Finnian Kelley, Kelley’s niece and son, create a bird and a squirrel in an attempt to restore life to the planet.

Bill Kelley, composer and founding chair of Culture Candy, created the sound and music for the video. Poet and artist Jacqueline Dee Parker wrote a poem for the video that is woven throughout the piece.

Musicians from the LSU School of Music, including Dennis Parker, cello, Espen Lilleslatten, violin, and Tasha Warren, clarinet, will play selected movements from Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Jacqueline Dee Parker will read her poem “Bird & Squirrel” as well as other related work.

This event is free and open to the public.

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