Jessie Mueller, Ellen Barkin and more were on hand at the June 7 performance of Theater Oobleck’s Hunchback Variations at 59E59 Theaters. A party was held for Chicago supporters of the production.
Direct from a sold out run in Chicago, the show "dramatizes a hilarious and melancholy panel discussion between Quasimodo, hunchback of Notre Dame, and Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, on their attempt to create a mysterious sound effect called for in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard. Playing out over eleven musical scenes, or 'variations,' the story details the duo's collaboration -- one doomed by their deafness, unpleasant working conditions, and the fact that Beethoven has not fully committed to the process."
The cast features Larry Adams as Quasimodo and George Andrew Wolff as Beethoven.