When: October 24 – November 19
Where: Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre,
2111 Sansom Street
For Tickets: www.GasAndElectricArts.org, 215.407.0556
Lee Miller lived a life most only dream of, globetrotting through New York, Paris, Egypt, London and the front lines of World War II. Forever a free spirit who followed her own ambitions and insatiable curiosity, Millerleft behind a top modeling career at Vogue, and became the muse to some of the 20th century’s most significant artists: befriended by Picasso, idolized by Cocteau, and the single most important lover and inspiration to Man Ray. Her body—or parts of it—would become iconic of surrealism, but the story behind her enigmatic gaze and her photography is largely unknown.
Gas & Electric Arts brings Miller’s mythic story into focus with the Philadelphia premiere of Behind the Eye. With distinct, highly expressive, physical staging propelled by a stirring original score, Gas & Electric Arts will transport audiences into the subconscious mind of this daring, magnetic woman, tracing the path of a whirlwind life to discover the only thing she could not be: still.