The Bridge - a musical fantasy

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As the Gothic towers of the Brooklyn Bridge are rising, Hart Crane is writing his epic poem ‘The Bridge’…and yet, these events are separated by fifty years.  In this (un)true story, Crane becomes obsessed with the Bridge and its builder, history’s first female Chief Engineer, Emily Warren Roebling.

The Bridge challenges contemporary ideas of gender politics and female role models, and examines the role of the outsider who struggles to change the world while finding acceptance within it.  Questions emerge about art versus science and beauty versus function, and the ways the past, present, and future are linked by bridges – real and metaphorical.