Before Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury, passed away of AIDS in 1991, he asked that the location of his ashes be kept a secret from the world. Guided by the gravity of fandom, one man believes he has found the remains of the fallen Star that have eluded fans for over twenty years. Inspired by real events, Mercury’s Ashes shares how the weight of his discovery alters the orbit of a man's life and irreversibly binds him to the greatest performer of the 20th Century.
Under the direction of Lián Amaris, actor Renzo Ampuero combines monologue, music, Brechtian storytelling, and visual language to create a fragmented portrait of an ordinary guy’s extraordinary encounter with a music idol. Mercury’s Ashes explores the presentation memory, confessions, and non-linear storytelling, in the spirit of Amaris’ previous works.
STC is honored to have the opportunity to bring this powerful and timely piece to the stage this summer for three nights only. Vector Art Ensemble and Salem Theatre Company present Mercury's Ashes: A Rock Monologue by Lián Amaris with performances Thursday, July 14, Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16. All performances begin at 7:30pm at Salem Theatre Company located at Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Salem MA. Click here for information about STC's new location. Tickets are $20 online and $22 at the door. $15 student tickets at door only.
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