Moving Poets Charlotte: HEAVEN

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( Thu., Feb. 27, 2020 - Sun., Mar. 1, 2020 )

Booth Playhouse, 130 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


HEAVEN is a roller coaster ride through conflict and harmony, chaos, courage and kindness. It is inspired by the poem FALLEN MOON FALLEN STARS by North Carolina’s award-winning poet Chuck Sullivan and the work of visual, performing and media artists from Charlotte and beyond. Told through contemporary dance, theater, music, film, video-mapping and visual arts, the story travels through realities and dreams of Maria-Helena, a detained immigrant child. Separated from her parents and maneuvering an upside-down heaven in her holding cage, she learns that to be released she must find a “lamp besides the golden door.” Supported by Mother Mary and the ghost of Maria-Helena's murdered brother, she discovers it hidden under the treasures of a narcissistic Pinocchio. To give up the lamp, Pinocchio must lose his treasures and become a real “Mensch” - with the help of the audience, whose own response and participation may change events in HEAVEN.



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  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM