John Kelly's Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte at LaMaMahttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/blutwurst-bitte/1009/
Schiele’s complex personality and dominance are represented by two clones similarly dressed in white shirts and black pants (Luke Murphy and Eric Jackson Bradley). Besides reinforcing the artist’s character, they double as stagehands. Film clips add to the dimensionality of the portrait; deliberately antiqued, they feature Kelly drawing on the lens, the outline of which serendipitously aligns with the artist’s face. Kelly takes some of Schiele’s signature alien contortions of the elbow, fingers, and posture and parlays them into powerful, simple dance phrases. When his pregnant wife Edith (MacKenzie Meehan) falls ill, she drops a bag of oranges, which thud sickeningly and scatter around her feet like measles. The vicious influenza plague which took her life just three days before Schiele’s is here represented by a red-cloaked figure and fog. Kelly sings a haunting coda in the finale, displaying his formidable voice for what he has said is, sadly, his last turn in the role. Miss the final performances at your own risk.