Rehearsal photo of Aaron Cromie and Mary Tuomanen's The Body Lautrec. Photo by Richard Termine Photography.
Independent theater artists Mary Tuomanen and Aaron Cromie are collaborating on their first full-length theatrical work, The Body Lautrec, which will explore the life of French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The piece is a meditation on the artist's work, which equated the vulgar with the sublime, as well as on Toulouse-Lautrec's own body, deformed by childhood falls caused by a bone disorder. Tuomanen has taken on the role of director for the first time, and Cromie will perform as Toulouse-Lautrec alongside an ensemble of five female performers.
Performances will take place at the Caplan Studio Theatre at the University of the Arts, located on the 16th floor of 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia. Visit the FringeArts website for a full list of performance dates and times.