A Four Play Series by Alyson Pou
Marietta, a devoted collector of lenses and the inventions that house them, discovers a pouch that holds important clues about a mysterious master lens maker of the early 17th century.
Marietta’s search for the mysterious 17th century lens-maker takes her from Florence to Venice where she must gain access to the archives of a powerful family.
It is 1900, a new century, and preparations for the opening of L’ Exposition Universelle are underway in Paris. Marietta Boyle, still on her quest to prove that Alessandra Mazzolini was Galileo’s apprentice and maker of the mysterious lenticular glass, enters this heady alchemy of science and technology in search of answers only to discover there are other mysteries to be solved.
In our final episode, the long lost pouch and mysterious lenticular glass show up in the collection of a 21st century eccentric recluse who believes he is going blind. It is up to the inventors of the first implantable telescope to give him the super human vision he desires, and finally prove that Alessandra Mazzolini was Galileo’s apprentice and maker of the mysterious lenticular glass.
Presented at Central Booking Gallery Dumbo, Brooklyn
April 2010 - December 2010