Theatre de Soleil—Les Ephemeres at Park Avenue Armoryhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/les-ephemeres%E2%80%94theater-alchemy/731/
Tiers of high-backed, moss green benches boast embedded pin lights like gemstones, and are lettered ornately. The seating more resembles a parliament house than the status quo theater. The audience members, framed by the structure, are implicated and drawn in as ad hoc witnesses to the performance; the minute you sit down, you’re no longer on the outside. The composer/musician Jean-Jacques Lemêtre is situated in a box hovering above the stage, playing a variety of instruments and presiding over the action like the wizard he resembles. At intermission, carts bear cookies and beverages distributed by old and young company members.