Here Lies Love

Screen Shot 2014-05-12 at 4.56.29 PMHere Lies Love is a wonderfully creative musical based on the life of Imelda Marcos. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim are not Rodgers and Hammerstein, but they’ve come up with something very powerful. Don’t expect shoes, although the gowns are pretty amazing. You will learn a lot about the history of the Marcos regime, and how they got power and used it to excess. But the way it is staged is truly novel — the audience on the stage floor does not sit, but rather is moved around a set of moving stages by jump-suited ushers. And the action occurs on all four sides, along with very clever use of video. Some of the music is rather loud, very ’70s disco, but once the show starts, it’s a lot better. We sat in the box seats upstairs, which was a better choice for those over 40. But it was a really special theater experience at the LuEsther Theater at the Public Theater. Definitely worth seeing.

Howard Morgan

One Response to “Here Lies Love”

  1. We saw it the first time it played and can’t wait to go again. We sat in seats, as you did Howard, and thought we’d take a try at being part of the crowd this time. Maybe we’ll take a grandson to encourage this more youthful behavior. We loved everything about this.

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