U.S Premiere | Concert

The Promise

January 10, 11, 13 at 9pm | January 13 & 14 at 4pm | 100 min at HERE Mainstage

“The Promise” is a captivating modern song cycle that explores profound themes of identity, origin, motherhood, and the complexities of human relationships in our modern era. Created by the internationally acclaimed Dutch singer-songwriter Wende in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre and composed together with renowned English composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, “The Promise” creates a rich and diverse musical landscape that seamlessly blends various genres and showcases Wende’s incredibly versatile vocal range. The lyrics, collectively written through workshops by a group of leading female writers associated with the Royal Court Theatre, including EV Crowe, Debris Stevenson, Stef Smith, Somalia Seaton, and Sabrina Mahfouz, delve into themes often overlooked in traditional songbooks, capturing the essence of the female experience. This one-woman musical serves as a powerful testament to the significance of promises in shaping our lives and relationships, highlighting the importance of our own commitment, trust, and resilience in the lifelong journey called self-discovery.

The Song Project is a co-production of Stichting WENDE, the Royal Court Theatre London and International Theater Amsterdam.

Made Possible in part by Fonds Podiumkunsten.

This presentation of THE PROMISE is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

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*Please note there are two STROBE LIGHT sequences in this piece

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Wende (Creator)