EYES FOR CONSUELA
2015/ White Horse Theater Company
(Artistic Director: Cyndy A. Marion)
A play by Sam Shepard
Original Incidental Music Score by Joe Gianono
The play depicts the mid-life crisis of Henry, a lost American soul, as he wanders the dreamlike world of a remote Mexican jungle. Estranged from his wife, Henry escapes to Mexico to “find himself," instead encountering a Mexican bandit who wants to cut out his eyes. According to Amado, blue eyes are the only thing that will make his lover Consuela smile. Henry insists his eyes are brown. In a fierce battle of wills, Henry and Amado come eye to eye with their inner demons, the true nature of sacrifice, and what separates them from the women they love. Within a guitar oriented Mexican style score the choir functions as a group of townspeople like a classic “Greek Chorus”, innocently commenting from the outside, looking in. The illusive spirit of Consuela pervades.
Look Out, In- to the eyes of Con- sue- la
Through the blue eyes of Con- sue- la
On- ly, be- ware not to dare her.
See the blue eyes of Con- sue- la
Through the dark eyes of Con- sue- la
Through the eyes of them all.
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