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KALEIDOSCOPING: THE DRUNKARD'S WIFE: Madame Lynch

  • NACL THEATRE 110 Highland Lake Road Highland Lake, NY, 12743 United States (map)

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MADAME LYNCH is a new spectacle with music that takes as its jumping-off point the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became de facto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. Lynch was later reviled for her supposed part in fomenting the war in which 90 percent of Paraguay’s male population was killed—but this show is concerned primarily with Lynch’s other legacy: her doomed project of bringing European high culture to the inhabitants of a country that neither understood nor desired what she had to offer.