Liriope, a site-specific retelling of the Narcissus myth at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, is an interactive, immersive experience in nature where the audience will walk through the preserve in the evening. In an era where water conditions are extreme, a silencing disease released by melting arctic ice spreads from species to species. Water is at once parent, friend, lover, and murderer. The nymph Liriope faces a choice between her work as a healer and looking after her son, a talented but self-obsessed teenager. This work-in-progress staging is the culmination of Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong's work as artist in residence at Stanford. Chris Chafe of CCRMA will lead the music improvisation on the electric cello.
Directions: Audience members should look for a private chartered Marguerite bus at the Tresidder/Faculty Club bus stop to Jasper Ridge for the event titled "Liriope at Jasper Ridge."