Fusiform Gyrus

“The Drama Desk-nominated director of Beardo defies the limitations of the Here Arts Center’s downstairs space with a production that is imaginatively staged…Heyman has now over and over demonstrated that she is the director of choice for plays and musicals....” — Stage Buddy

Five brassy horns and two eccentric scientists leapfrog from epiphany to epiphany. Fusiform Gyrus – A Septet for Two Scientists and Five Horns celebrates the resilience of friendship, the power of music to make us feel like anything can happen, and the rigorous tradition of scientific discovery in a world where scientific truth is often challenged.

Written and Composed by Ellen Maddow

Featuring Tom Nelis & Paul Zimet

Musicians: Chris DiMeglio (trumpet), Lathan Hardy (alto sax), Sam Kulik (tuba), Jessica Lurie (baritone sax) and Peter Zummo (trombone).

Directed by Ellie Heyman

Talking Band at Here Arts Center

Set and Video Design: Anna Kiraly I Costume Design: Kiki Smith I Lighting Design: Mary Ellen Stebbins I Production Stage Manager: Kristin Rose Kelly