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Excerpts from BLANCHE: The Bittersweet Life of a Wild Prairie Dame

www.onalea.com/blanche

A Theatrical, Poetic Song Cycle

"One of the best shows of 2011 in New York" - Michael Giltz - Huffington Post

Written and Performed by Onalea Gilbertson
Music by Onalea Gilbertson, Jonathan Lewis and Morag Northey

Directed by Rachel Avery

BLANCHE is set in the far corner of a 93-year-old woman's mind. The songs are poetic family movies inspired by the indomitable spirit of a woman who survived the Great Depression, WW II and tragic lost love. Told through the eyes of her Granddaughter, BLANCHE is a mash up of folk, torch, jazz and chamber music; featuring piano, violin, cello and guitar. Blanche's recorded voice is artfully woven in the soundscape. This exquisitely poignant theatrical song cycle reminds us- If we don't tell their stories all will be forgotten...
www.onalea.com/blanche

A Theatrical, Poetic Song Cycle

"One of the best shows of 2011 in New York" - Michael Giltz - Huffington Post

Written and Performed by Onalea Gilbertson
Music by Onalea Gilbertson, Jonathan Lewis and Morag Nor...
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