The musical, which will move from upstate New York to Manhattan in the coming month to appear in the New York International Fringe Festival, "showcases the talents of eight performers as they examine art, love, ducks, and Ernest Hemingway."
Miriam, played by Annie Golden, "is a mother and wife who lives in Idaho, and paints ducks for the QVC channel but dreams of the artist's life she never lead. She flees to Paris and begins a bohemian existence among a group of colorful characters."
Performances play ATF's Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls.
Golden's recent Broadway credits include originating the role Georgie Bukatinsky in the Tony Award-nominated musical The Full Monty, plus On the Town and Ah! Wilderness.
Mimi Le Duck also features Robert DuSold, Allen Fitzpatrick, Donald Grody, Bryan Scott Johnson, Nada Rowand, Louis Tucci and Kristine Zbornik. Thomas Caruso, associate director of Broadway's Bombay Dreams and resident director of Las Vegas' Mamma Mia!, directs.
Chris Fenwick is musical director.
Designers are Andy Warfal (scenic), Chris Dallos (lighting), Carol Brys (costume) and Michael Crevon (sound).
The show is written by Brian Feinstein (music) and Diana Hansen-Young (book and lyrics). Feinstein is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Memorial Fellowship Award; and earned his MFA from the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Feinstien is also a member of The Dramatist?s Guild and the ASCAP.
Hansen-Young is an artist and writer in Hawaii and has authored and illustrated 16 books including "Painted Paradise," released in 2004. Hansen-Young has held office both in the Hawaii State Constitutional and State House of Representatives. She also earned her MFA from NYU in writing and is a published member of the Mystery Writers of America.
For information, visit www.atfestival.org.