Stewart's Aesculapius to Premiere at LaMaMa May 28

News   Stewart's Aesculapius to Premiere at LaMaMa May 28 The world premiere of Ellen Stewart's Aesculapius, inspired by the Greek god of medicine, will begin performances at LaMaMa e.t.c. May 28.

LaMaMa founder and artistic director Stewart will stage her adaptation of the Greek tale, which incorporates her own original music as well as music by Tony nominee Elizabeth Swados, Michael Sirotta, Yukio Tsuji and Heather Paauwe. Aesculapius runs through June 14.

The cast features George Drance, Cary Gant, Denise Greber, Allison Hiroto, Onni Johnson, Michael Lynch, Benjamin Marcantoni, Matt Nasser, Prisca Ouya, Eugene the Poogene, Frederico Restrepo, Valois, Meredith Wright, Perry Yung and Kat Yew.

The work, according to press notes, "tells how the son of sun god Apollo and mortal maiden Coronis transcends to his rightful place in the heavens because of his great work in medicine."

Aesculapius will have choreography and lighting design by Federico Restrepo, puppet design by Theodora Skipitares and sound design by Tim Schellenbaum. Scenic consultants are Mark Tambella and Jun Maeda.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 475-7710 or by visiting www.lamama.org. LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan.