Field of Flowers

Just Out Of Reach

Narcissus, Tantalus, and Sisyphus angered the gods. As punishment, they were sent to the underworld and bound to endless torments-- each devised to fit their crime. After a long internment, they are visited by the gods who have come with an offer: continue their eternal struggles, or choose to end them by committing suicide. The offer is refused, and bewildered, the gods question them, suspecting that the long tortures may have driven them insane. What is revealed is both shocking and beautiful. Created for Theatre of Music, a project by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME), Just Out of Reach played at PNME’s 2008 season, then toured to the Edinburgh Fringe that same year.

Cast & Crew

Matthew played Tantalus, and created the movement and choreography for the show.

Nominated for a Total Theatre Award

Contact Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble to program this work.

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“Lovers of Greek mythology and classical music will more than enjoy the sweeping score and haunting beauty which lie at the heart of this music-led theatre piece." 

-- The Scotsman


“Making their Fringe début, the group [PNME] have produced a show of remarkable versatility that highlights their extraordinary individual talents. Just Out of Reach is an aural and a visual delight. Incorporating butoh, live score, dance and comedy, it as an ambitious performance that, at times, both challenges and enthrals its audience…” 

-- Fest Magazine