Taking part in the reading of Jahn Sood's folk-rock musical will be David Lutken as The Disappearing Man, D.C. Anderson as The Ringmaster, Margo Seibert as The Magician’s Lovely Assistant, Luke Wygodny as Jumpin’ Jack the Acrobat, Lorinda Lisitza as Daphne the Lion Tamer, Jeremy Morse and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams as Harvey and Lloyd the Clowns, with Jeremy Yaddaw and Lizzie Hagstedt in the band.
The Disappearing Man, according to press notes, "tells the story of magician Jim Plaster, the headliner in a 1936 second-rate circus troupe. When Plaster is offered a job in a St. Louis theater the troupe's revolver-toting ringmaster is faced with losing his star act. Meanwhile the magician's lovely assistant has secrets of her own that threaten to undo this motley circus family."
Disappearing Man received a workshop with director Brendan Shea and a cast from the American Repertory Theater’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training in 2009, a reading with the Process Group’s Required Reading Series at the Barrow Street Theater in New York, and a festival excerpt production at the Factory Theater in Boston as part of the FeverFest09.
The upcoming presentation is being developed in collaboration with director Shakina Nayfack and will feature significant revisions, including a new book and several new songs by Sood, as well as new orchestrations by music director Brian Cavanaugh-Strong.
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