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The Enchanted World of René Magritte

created & directed by Tess Howsam

written by  T. Adamson, Blake Bishton, Simon de Carvalho, Eric Marlin, Matthew Minnicino, Ran Xia, Emily Zemba, Laura Zlatos

For Sale: one house, belonging to one René Magritte, surrealist, painter, philosopher, lover, cowboy, tree, and much more.  Swim on down to the open house, and enjoy a guided tour of the great man's mind.  Run your fingers along the dust of his memories, appraise the net worth of his melancholy heart -- with the aid of his wife, his lover, his wife's lover, his mother, and a fish.  Inspired by the work of the surrealist painter, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte will feature performance and installation set in an 8 room mansion on Governors Island.  An original and mesmerizing experience, The Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte is created and directed by Tess Howsam (Secession 2015, Odd.A.See), features a team of eight playwrights, a multi-talented group of actors, and collaborations with other Governors Island resident organizations -  Billion Oyster Project & Creative Movement.  Exquisite Corpse is happy to hold your hand as you take a dip, then a dive, then a plunge into The Enchanted Realm of, well, you know who.

assistant directed by Molly Bicks

lighting design by Sara Gosses

sound design by Carsen Joenk

costume design by Matsy Stinson

featured music by Simon de Carvalho & Gabe Medd

choreography by Danny Wilfred

art design by

Ken Ard


Andrea Caldarise

Lavinia Roberts

Sara Sciabbarrasi

Nick Stryker


Molly Bicks, Lee Collins, Anya Krawcheck

Blaire O'Leary, Max Schloner, Danny Wilfred

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