A site specific experience designed for the New York Public Libraries - Alexandria is a meditation on the current role libraries play in our society, and the lives and stories that criss cross these precious temples of public space. The performance of Alexandria begins while the library is open to the public with our performers blending seamlessly into the daily life of the branch. As evening falls and the library closes, our audience will be held back as the library springs to vivid theatrical life. As romantic as it is realistic, Alexandria tells the story of the destruction of the library at Alexandria as a lens by which we can relate to our relationship to books, information, and our commitment to the common good.
Alexandria allows you to delve into the secrets of a library and the potential time travel in a universe of books. Built for the unique world of our public libraries, Alexandria will re-enhant the public library as our audience is invited to get a library pass like no other and immerse themselves in a world of stories.
ALEXANDRIA is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.