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Constance and Ferdinand
(1991)
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Constance and Ferdinand is a movement theater piece that borrows text from Gertrude Stein’s 1946 play “Yes is for a Very Young Man.” Stein’s play about a young idealist Ferdinand (Marks) and his charming paramour Constance (Hurlin), was written just as America was emerging from World War II. Constance and Ferdinand was developed as America was entering the first Gulf War. The piece examines personal relationships and sexual mores and asks the question: “If we behave like this personally, is it any wonder that we behave like this globally?”

Performed by Dan Hurlin, Victoria Marks,
with Margie Citron, Sharon Hayes and Oliver Wadsworth
Set design by Dan Hurlin
Music composed and performed by Guy Klucevsek
Premiered at PS 122, NYC