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An intersection in Boyle Heights
Lucha's Childhood
Lucha's QuinceaƱera Song
Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights
Jameson's Story
Jameson Portrait
The 2nd Street Tunnel, Downtown Los Angeles
The Reunion
A Rehearsal Studio in the Arts District
First Kiss
Hollenbeck Park, East Los Angeles
Angel's Point
Angel's Point, Elysian Park
Love and Fractals
The Floating Nebula
The Corn Fields, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Chinatown
City Hall, Downtown Los Angeles
The Next Years
The Phone Call, Part 1
Traversing between the Arts District and Boyle Heights
A Fortune
Chinatown Plaza
Orlando's Story
Orlando's Fairwell
Evergreen Cemetery
Interlude (Car Wash)
AirStream Trailer, Elysian Park
The Roadways, Elysian Park
The Experiment
3rd Street and Broadway
230 Center St, Arts District
The Disappearance
The Red Notebook
Utter darkness
The Other Woman
The Bradbury Building, Downtown Los Angeles
Bowtie Parcel, Los Angeles River
Lucha and Orlando in Love
Historic Core, Downtown Los Angeles
Lucha Portrait
Alongside the LA River, Interstate 5
Orlando In Love
The Million Dollar Theater
Orlando Portrait
Libros Schmibros Book Store, Boyle Heights
Farewell From the Roof Tops
Rooftops, Toy Factory Lofts, Biscuit Lofts, Ito Building Tower, Arts District
Old Age Like a Dream
The Phone Call, Part 2
Chavez Ravine, Elysian Park
The Central Hub

A Fortune

Location: Chinatown Plaza
Lucha: Justine Aronson
Fortune Teller: Julia Aks
Violin: Madeline Falcone
Lovers: Kristen Choi and Ariel Pisturino
Flute: Sarah Wass and Christine Tavolacci
Text by Tom Jacobson
Music by Veronika Krausas
Lucha finds the fortune teller again, hoping for more insight into what the future holds. She draws a tarot card revealing The Lovers. The card warns her that great loss is ahead, but so is great love. Left alone, Lucha considers the crossroads she finds herself at, and wonders what life has in store for her.

Director’s Notes:

“Mystified by the phone call, Lucha tracks down the fortune teller. ‘How did you know about the phone call?’ she demands. Instead of answering, the fortune teller offers her another reading. Lucha pulls the Lovers’ card, and as soon as she does so, the card springs to life around her.

The Lovers: Tarot Card meaning

Upright: Love, union, relationships, values alignment, choices
Reversed: Disharmony, imbalance, misalignment of values

“Two lovers jump out at her in Chinatown Plaza and offer more riddles. Desperate for straight answers, the fortune teller gives her a music box. Alone in the car, Lucha plays this music box, and we sense that her life might be in an even greater crisis than she previously imagined. ‘What’s the next step in my life’ she seems to ask, and, ‘Where is life going?’

Is All Time Simultaneous

Excerpt from the Hopscotch album, Track 10. Composer, Veronika Krausas

Julia Aks on the challenges and surprises of performing in public

“Julia and Madeline had to memorize twelve different short pieces to be prepared for whatever card the audience might pull. These fortunes constitute their own quite charming “song cycle” with some of Veronika’s most inventive music for Hopscotch.

Floutists Sarah Wass and Christine Tavolacci rehearse in Chinatown Plaza as Chapter 15 composer Veronika Krausas looks on

“George Yu, the director of the Chinatown Business Improvement District, was an amazing supporter of this project and made it possible for us to use the plaza. He also convinced one of the restaurants to feed the Green Route cast on the day of our dress rehearsal, which was such a great reward for the heroic artists who were still trying to understand exactly what they signed themselves up for.”

– Yuval Sharon

Tom Jacobson shares what piece of Hopscotch impacted him the most

“Is all time simultaneous?
A billion universes precariously balanced, ready to fall forward or back?
The uncertainty principle is love.
When you know where you are
you don’t know how fast you’re going.
If you don’t know your speed
you can’t see where you are.
Alternate universes
Quantum universes
Parallel dimensions
Parallel worlds
Parallel hell
Alternate realities
Alternate timelines
What is my reality?
What is my hell?”