About this event:
Theatre artist Megan Dominy reimagines Nabokov’s famous novel Lolita. In this version, however, Lolita is not simply the object of a man’s desire-she is the heroine, fighting to reclaim her story from the pages of Humbert’s confession. The two struggle for domination of the story’s authorship through dance, dueling narration, and re-enacting scenes from the novel.
Devised with director Rachel Hynes, Megan Dominy examines the heart of a young woman who carries the weight of the world’s lust. Megan gives us Delores, the girl behind the myth, who searches for identity. Delores is recovering the shattered pieces of her own humanity as she wrestles with the haunting remembrance of Humbert, played by Jonathan Lee Taylor.
In this Re-Interpretation, Lolita is given humanity and Humbert is the icon. He is an everyman representing the relentless pressure of sexual conformity on a young girl reeling from a turbulent adolescence. As Delores tries to mature, Humbert tempts her to degenerating back into a simplified idol. What ensues is a metaphoric struggle seen all too often in the world around us.
Pay What You Can at the door. Cash, please.
MEGAN DOMINY: LOLITA, REINTERPRETED (WORKSHOP PRODUCTION)
Source Theatre Rehearsal Hall
1835 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(Please note, the Rehearsal Hall is not ADA accessible)