NewFest Rod Parker

Emerson Stage

MAR 24–27, 2022


NEWFEST Rod Parker: Three Romances for the Unwell and Otherwise

By Elena Freck
Directed by Joe Antoun

Loosely based on the relationships between four 19th century German composers, Three Romances for the Unwell and Otherwise explores the tangled love lives of indie musicians in modern-day Los Angeles. Clara and Robert navigate a complicated romantic relationship alongside their collaborative music's rapid rise to online prominence, which only becomes more complicated when their friend Seth introduces them to charming newcomer Joey. Relationships unravel as Robert's mental health takes a nosedive, and when all is said and done, the musicians are forced to confront questions about the nature of creation, attention, and what they owe to one another.


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