On Thursday, April 5th, 10 NYSL staff from different departments took a short field trip to our Upper East Side neigh
Sehnsucht, a New Play by Sarah Blush
Sehnsucht is a play about our preoccupation with the past and the impact of propping it up, using vignettes of sibling reminiscing about being cavemen, an imagined empire with no recorded history (inspired by the reign of Chinese Dowager Empress Cixi), and Sigmund Freud's collection of historical artifacts. As modern life increases in rapidity and technology, there's a longing to understand what behavior, if any, is essentially human. We peer into history, trying to figure out when we were most ourselves. Sehnsucht is conceived and directed by Sarah Blush in collaboration with Brian Bock, Georgia King, and Michael Norton and produced by Rachel Christiansen. It will be presented as a full-cast reading, with an audience talkback following. This event is generously underwritten by Alexander Sanger in honor of Jeannette Watson Sanger.