The Accinosco trilogy created by performer Cynthia Hopkins and her collaborators consists of Accidental Nostalgia, Must Don’t Whip ‘Um and The Success of Failure (or The Failure of Success). Presented from the point of view of Cameron Seymour in various guises, the tales interweave everything from amnesia, science fiction, and folk tales to obscure pop stars, Sufism and documentary style layering. The entire Accidental trilogy unveils an intimate portrait of trauma, recovery, loss, and triumph through music, storytelling, and video.
Costume Design Tara Webb (with Kristen Lapham & Liz Bourgeois for Accidental Nostalgia)
Text and Music by Cynthia Hopkins
Set, Video, and Production Design Jim Findlay & Jeff Sugg
Director D. J. Mendel
Performers Cynthia Hopkins, Jim Findlay, Jeff Sugg, Susan Oetgen & Gloria Deluxe