A Fiddler’s Tale
All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved
Music by Wynton Marsalis, Libretto by Stanley Crouch
Performed by Minneapolis Music Company, Mischa Santora conducting, Raye Birk narrating, and Live Action Set: Noah Bremer (artistic director), Stepahie Fellner, and Anton LaMon; Performed at the Bedlam Theater, St. Paul, Oct. 30, 2014
A fiddler, Beatrice Connors, sells her music (her soul) to the devil, Bubba Z. Beals, a record company executive, in exchange for a successful music career.
Her name is Beatrice Connors
Stephanie Fellner as the violinist.
Now that he has her going
The violinst does business with the devil.
“We’re talking about jamming in all the zeros you can before the period. Pure business, baby.”
Fiddler’s Soul Reprise
The violinist and her soul in a duet.
The Devil Dances
Anton LaMon is the Devil
The Blues on Top
The soul of the violinist wrestles with the devil