CounterBalance Theater’s “Longitude” is a devised theater production based on Dava Sobel’s best-selling book about lost ships at sea in the 1700’s, and the international competition to establish “Longitude”—- the critical missing-link of marine navigation. Hayley’s comet, Royal Astronomer Nevil, King George 3rd and a humble clock maker named John Harrison all enter into the most famous race of the 18th century. Physical depictions of clocks, maps and nature personified (including storms at sea, and the celestial heavens) are embodied by the performers who play multiple speaking characters and all of the movement roles.
Look for full production March 16-18,2017
Xmpl (Experimental Media Performance Lab), Irvine CA
4 minute trailer