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Howard Fishman



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        Star Has Burnt My Eye, A

Star Has Burnt My Eye, A

It's hard to believe Connie Converse's story isn't more widely known; it's hard to believe her story at all. An obscure musician living in Greenwich Village just before the start of the folk music revival, Connie recorded hours of music and wrote letters that transcend time, then abruptly disappeared in 1974. She left goodbye notes that aren't quite suicide notes, and nobody ever found any trace of her. Somewhere between a living room and a stage, four musicians prepare for a concert and explore ideas about alienation, failure, genius, and the kinds of connection art allows us. A Star Has Burnt My Eye combines live music composed by Connie Converse, original text by Howard Fishman, and found materials  Connies personal letters and journals, previously unheard recordings of her songs, and firsthand recollections from those that knew her  in an attempt to capture what we felt upon hearing Connie Converse for the first time.

written by Howard Fishman; music and lyrics by Connie Converse. A Star Has Burnt My Eye has been previously performed in work-in-progress concert showings at Joe's Pub, Abrons Arts Center, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, as well as at Vox Theater's VoxFest.

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