September 13th My Leonard Cohen
MY LEONARD COHEN
World class producer, actor and performer of LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION and BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO – Stewart D’Arrietta returns to MEMO, this time with his highly acclaimed interpretation of the late Leonard Cohen’s powerful work.
It is as rare to find and interpreter of great music as viscerally legitimate and intuitively arresting as Stewart D’Arrietta (BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO). MY LEONARD COHEN is a long held labour of love for the composer, musician and actor.
From the heartrending Suzanne, to the iconic Tower of Song, the desperately seductive I’m Your Man, rousing choral beauty of Hallelujah, or his unique take on the potent anthem, First We Take Manhattan – D’Arrietta imbues the spirit of the songs with the stories of Cohen’s motivations and a sprinkling of his own laconic wit into a compelling and dramatic theatre experience.
The sound track to the lives of generations, this selection of Cohen’s music transports you to the timeless notions of love and loss, sex and heartache, all wrapped up in a powerful and sensual musical show.
D’Arrietta & band return to MEMO Music Hall to celebrate the late, legendary Leonard Cohen, with imaginative arrangements of his most iconic music and poetry, punctuated by stories of his life and motivations behind the songs.