Hero & Leander, Or, I Love You, But Everything’s Under Water
Author(s): Jack Dean
Company: Jack Dean & Company
Running time: 0h 50min approx
The love story is performed through songs inspired by folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music, by six multi-instrumentalists who create tragic atmosphere and stormy seas with cello, violin, guitars, trumpet, percussion and an accordion.
Two towns, one rich and one poor, stand separated by a narrow strip of ocean. When the borders close and ships stop sailing between them, two lovers are left stranded on either side. Unphased, Leander takes to swimming across the channel to meet Hero, guided by the light of the lighthouse where she lives. But the jealous and vengeful God Hephaestus, carrying an ancient grudge, plots to separate them with a flood like neither town has ever seen.