Clarke directs and choreographs the 80-minute work, which has a book by Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, Parade, The Last Night of Ballyhoo). It will run through Dec. 11.
The piece takes historical inspiration from the life of Shakers founder Ann Lee (known as Mother Ann). Angel Reapers played a host of regional stops before arriving in New York City.
It is described as "a stirring and dramatic blend of shaker songs, modern dance, and theatre about forbidden sex and unchanneled lust in New England’s 18th century Shaker community."
The cast includes Sophie Bortolussi, Asli Bulbul, Patrick Corbin, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Birgit Huppuch, Gabrielle Malone, Peter Musante, Luke Murphy, Andrew Robinson, Whitney V. Hunter and Isadora Wolfe.
Designing Angel Reapers are Christopher Akerlin (lighting design), Donna Zakowska (costume design), Michael Faba (technical director) and Richard Armstrong (vocal coach). Arthur Solari is musical director.
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