Two unexplained deaths. A struggle between a detective
desperate to find a suspect, and a witness who has her own
mysterious reasons to conceal what she knows about the
From the Author:
A visiting professor of music from Denmark, Christian
Sorensen, is dead. Another professor at the Tchaikovsky
conservatoire, Natalia Marchuik, died two months later.
Detective Andriy Yevchenko comes to Professor Lydia Perova's
office to question her about the deceased teachers. He says he
suspects that some disgruntled music composition student - a
mad genius - has killed the professors as part of large scale
frontier-breaking musical symphony that incorporates reality
(murder) into its musical drama. It is a far-fetched theory, but
Yevchenko thinks it is possible. He is completely lying. His real
target is Professor Perova.
Synesthesia itself refers to the phenomenon of the senses
getting crossed - colors are heard, music and fragrances are
seen, etc. In the play, there is discussion of music compositions
that go beyond the realm of sound and into realms of sight,
smell, touch and the mystical. An extensive original soundtrack
accompanies the play's performances.
This is a two-character play.
In CurtainUp.com David Lipfert writes: "There is another
interesting drama at this year's Fringe, Lance Tait's
'Synesthesia' in its world premiere. Masterful acting by
Corcoran and Campion plus Tait's superb direction make a
Lance Tait: American Writer/Director