"Inventive, engaging and fascinating...a musical and visual treat."  - New York Times

"STUNNING...This gorgeous production is one of the most technologically sophisticated theatre experiences one could imagine, if one could imagine it....Magnificently constructed, this is the show that might have come from the brilliant minds of the two principals...The entire experience is a feast for the eyes and ears" - nytheatre.com

a dark comedy based on the remarkable collaboration in 1940 between Hollywood glamour girl Hedy Lamarr and "bad boy" composer George Antheil on a secret communication system

performances through June 29  2008 at 3LD Art & Technology Center

FH PosterWritten & Directed by Elyse Singer
Original Score by Joshua Fried
performed by the 25-piece automated Ballet Mécanique Orchestra
Production and Multimedia Design by Elaine J. McCarthy

Starring Erica Newhouse and Joseph Urla

Costume Design by Angela M. Kahler
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Marcelo Anez
Wigs and Make-up Design by J. Janas and R. Greene
Robotics by Eric Singer's LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
Programmed by Paul Lehrman/Ballet Mécanique Project
Dramaturg: Erika Rundle

Associate Producer: Josh Randall
Assistant Director: Kathryn Hamilton
Casting: Deborah Brown Casting
Press Representation: Spin Cycle PR  contact

"Films have a certain place in a certain time period. Technology is forever." --Hedy Lamarr

Performances May 29 - June 29
Wed. - Sat. @ 8pm, Sun.  @ 3pm at
3LD Art & Technology Center

Special Added Performance! Sunday June 22 @ 7pm - followed by Ballet Mecanique performed by robotic orchestra with film accompaniment
Artist Talkback following Friday June 27 performance moderated by Kurt Brokaw
FREE Masterclass with Joshua Fried on writing music for robots using MIDI on Saturday June 28 from 4-6pm - email hourglassgroup-at-verizon.net to reserve your spot.  Made possible with the support of Meet the Composer and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.

3LD is located at 80 Greenwich Street @ Rector Street (1/R/W train to Rector Street; 3LD directly faces the back of SYMS)

Call 212-352-3101 or

Group Sales: Contact Josh at rsvphourglass@hotmail.com or 212-439-8122 x2

Saturday June 7th was a special Benefit Performance featuing a rare full performance of George Antheil's "Ballet Mecanique" accompanying the eponymous 1924 film by Fernand Leger and Dudley Murphy.  Click below for information.

Antheil's Legacy

Frequency Hopping is the winner of the 2007 STAGE International Script Competition and was developed, in part, through the University of California, Santa Barbara, STAGE Project by the Professional Artists Lab (Nancy Kawalek, Director) and the California NanoSystems Institute.  It  was originally commissioned and developed with the support of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project.  Further development was made possible by a grant from the Drama League Director’s Project’s New Directors/New Works Program, a residency at Abrons Arts Center and by a 2002 residency at Yaddo. It has been additionally developed through readings or workshops at the Women's Project, New York Theatre Workshop, Location One, Ensemble Studio Theatre and New Georges.  

The program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation and Meet the Composer.  Sponsored by Yamaha, Bluetooth SIG and Other Minds.


Frank and Camilles Lemur

Other Minds

We are also very grateful to the tdf costume collection and to the following companies for their generous in-kind donations: TriSquare, Inc., Original Sin Cider, New Rector Cleaners, West Side Wine Outlet and T.B. Ackerson Wine.

Extra thanks to Stir Cafe at 32 Broadway for catering Anteil's Legacy on June 7th. 

For more information about Frequency Hopping, please call 212-439-8122 x2 or click here.
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