Jimmy Maize Will Reconceive The Spoon River Anthology for Cast of 100; Casting Announced

News   Jimmy Maize Will Reconceive The Spoon River Anthology for Cast of 100; Casting Announced
 
Edgar Lee Masters' The Spoon River Anthology will receive a new production, conceived and directed by Jimmy Maize and featuring a cast of 100 performers, beginning April 18 at the Riverside Theatre.

The Riverside production, presented in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, will continue through April 21. Following the limited engagement, The Spoon River Anthology will be offered April 24-28 at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn.

The Spoon River Anthology features music by Eli Zoller, choreography by Jon Cooper and Marine Sialelli and music direction by Ethan Wagner.

This cast includes Sophie Amoss, Will Arbery, Elissa Aron, Michael Barringer, Andrew Belcher, Sloan Bradford, Michael Brahce, Katie Broad, Clare Brower, Sheyenne Javonne Brown, Kevin Bunge, Marianna Caldwell, Christian Caldwell, Juan Cardenas, Michael Cicetti, Yvonne Cone, Hannah Corrigan, Zoe Costello, Rachel Craw, Will Dagger, Meghan Dalton, Shea Davies, Paul Eddy, Abby Eletz, Benjamin Fisher, Rohan Flinn, David Gautschy, Matthew Gehring, Jonathan Gordon, Megan Grace, Nate Grams, Anna Greenfield, Kate Gunther, Eddie Gutierrez, Logan James Hall, Joseph Dale Harris, Anna Hendrick, Su Hendrickson, Leah Henoch, Kate Hopkins, Jacqui Jarrold, Brandon Jones, Anna Konkle, Daniel Kurtz, Kristie Larson, Joanna Levinger, Andrew Lynch, Leemore Malka, Charlie Mann, Amanda Lea Mason, Molly McAdoo, Katie Melby, Helyn Messenger, Melissa Mickens, Ambien Mitchell, Christine Mottram, Sean Patrick Murray, Javan Nelson, Kyle Nesbit, Chelsea Niven, Greg Nussen, Sean O'Hagan, Anastasia Olowin, Juliette Pannone, Jose Paz, Adam Petchel, Duncan Pflaster, Alexandra Pucci, Edward Raube-Wilson, Keith Reed, Sam Reeder, Miguel Reis, Rachel Richman, Michael Rosengarten, Bertrand Roy, Patrick Scheid, Sandra Schneider, Dana Scurlock, Nadia Sepsenwol, Phillip Shinn, Franny Silverman, Jeri Silverman, Brendan Sokler, Elise Sokolow, Gianmarco Soresi, Ryan Stinnett, Erica Swindell, Andy Talen, Chanel Thomas, Sarah Todes, Kelsey Torstveit, Max Waszak and Jeffrey A. Wisniewski.

Here's how producers characterize the show: "In Jimmy Maize's sweeping re-imagining of Edgar Lee Masters' seminal 1915 book of poetry, a cast of one-hundred brings to life the collection of epitaphs that vividly depict life in the fictional Midwestern town of Spoon River, as told from the perspective of its deceased residents. Maize's epic adaptation incorporates live music and dance, giving new life to the innovative spirit of Masters' work and updating it for contemporary audiences."

Other members of the creative team include scenic consultant Mikaela Liakata, costume designer Abigail Hahn, lighting designer David Bengali and production stage manager Aislinn Curry. Matthew Kagen produces. A special talkback with Tectonic Theater Project founder Moisés Kaufman and the cast will be held April 20 following the performance at the Riverside Theatre.

The Riverside Theatre is located at 91 Claremont Avenue (inside the Riverside Church between 120th and 122nd Streets). For tickets, email matt@spoonrivernyc.com or visit http://columbiastages.org/season/2012/spoonriver.html. The Invisible Dog Art Center is located at 51 Bergen Street in Brooklyn. For tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.spoonrivernyc.com.

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