Culture Connect Featured Event
Written and directed by Rinde Eckert,
Performed by Rinde Eckert and Wesleyan Students
"[Rinde Eckert is] an artist who travels regularly into the upper strata of myth, philosophy, classical music and world literature." --The New York Times
An inaugural recipient of a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2012), Rinde Eckert has built a dynamic theatrical logic that is fiercely interdisciplinary. The Grammy Award-winning musician, writer, composer, librettist, and director will perform the world premiere of a new work developed during his residency at Wesleyan. The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain. Powerful and erudite, he longs for a return to the wildness of the wolf he was--but how does one recover one's original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? This work is commissioned by the Center for the Arts, and is made possible by the Creative Campus Initiative and leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.