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Here Lies Love

Wed, June 20 - Sun, June 24
Hunter Center
$25/10% off for members


We're sorry, but all performances are sold out. Already have your tickets? You can get dinner here before the show. Check out the cafe's menu here.

Written by David Byrne
Music by David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Choreography by Annie-B Parson
Directed by Alex Timbers

A co-production between MASS MoCA, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Public Theater.

Within a throbbing dance club environment, David Byrne, Annie-B Parson, and Alex Timbers deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos and her meteoric rise and subsequent descent into infamy. This wholly immersive spectacle combines disco beats, adrenalin-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment—to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore true questions of power and responsibility.

Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor mere biography, neither a play nor a musical, but rather a unique theatrical experience that raises the pulse and quickens the blood - all filtered through the remarkable vision of David Byrne, one of the great American artists of the last half century.

“David Byrne turns an unwieldy premise—a musical dramatization of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos’ early life — into dizzy fun by setting 22 songs to Fatboy Slim’s lush and bustling dance beats.” -Los Angeles Times

Due to the nature of this performance, coats and bags are not permitted in the theater. Free coat/bag check will be available, but we advise you to leave what you can at home or in the parking lot.