September 24 – 27, 2014

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description “What I’m proposing today is the dissolution of all national borders as the next fundamental condition of our continued social evolution as a species.” —Paul Abacus

Early Morning Opera’s ABACUS is a work that lands somewhere between theater, performance art, and hi-­tech TED talk. Paul Abacus is a visionary, a lecturer, and a fictional character who may or may not be the alter ego of Lars Jan. Aided with slick, mega-­church-­style computer projections, Abacus boldly proposes a future without national borders as an alternative to our current geo-­political reality. In an age when warfare resulting from racial and ethnic conflict seem to be happening with alarming frequency, Abacus’ proposition gains urgency and demands attention.
Identifier 2014f.00006
Season Fall 2014
VenueFisher Building (Fishman Space, Hillman Studio)
directorLars Jan
lighting designerChristopher Kuhl
multimedia artistJonathan Cousins
sound designerNathan Ruyle
top billingLars Jan
visual artistPablo N. Molina