Angel Reapers at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs

Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

You hardly ever encounter the name Martha Clarke without the words "MacArthur Genius Award Winner" preceding it. A choreographer best known for her multidisciplinary approach to dance, Clarke teamed with playwright Alfred Uhry (he wrote the Atlanta Trilogy, of which Driving Miss Daisy is a part) to produce Angel Reapers, a theatre/dance piece about the Shakers. Sexual abstinence, rhythm, spiritual songs, nudity, death: all key elements in the collaboration, loosely based on the life of Ann Lee (1736-1784), the mystic who started the whole Shaker business.


Angel Reapers, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $25-$30, Food for Thought panel discussion at 5:30 p.m., Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, (860) 486-4226,