The Men In Her Life: Ithaca's Kitchen Premieres Musical, Angle of the Sun, July 6

News   The Men In Her Life: Ithaca's Kitchen Premieres Musical, Angle of the Sun, July 6 Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, NY, will give voice to a new musical about old loves, The Angle of the Sun, July 6-Aug. 5.
Rachel Lampert
Rachel Lampert

Book and lyrics for the musical love story are by KTC artistic director Rachel Lampert. Music is by Larry Pressgrove.

Lindsey Alley and Jesse Bush are featured in the world premiere of the intimate show, which is billed as "a sassy, sexy, two-person musical comedy-drama about a woman's journey through a roller coaster of romantic entanglements and love."

Lampert and Pressgrove previously collaborated on KTC's Tony and the Soprano. Pressgrove recently completed the musical direction and arrangements for [title of show] Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre (a commercial summer run in Manhattan has been announced). He served as conductor of the national tours for The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables as well as music director for Cats on Broadway.

KTC newcomer Lindsey Alley plays poet and painter Jan Frankel. "Jan loves to be at one with nature, painting the landscape, and delighting in the changes in light as the sun crosses the sky each day," according to KTC. "She intends to capture it all-not only in her art, but also in love and in life. Her relationships cover lots of territory —great, disastrous, sexy, and platonic-but, well, never just right."

The Angle of the Sun "takes us on a journey through three decades in Jan's life," in which we meet four of her loves, all played by Kitchen Theatre Company assistant artistic director, Jesse Bush. The men in her life are Andy, her first love, from freshman year of college in 1966; Carter, a photographer "whose Southern drawl and fiery spirit turn her world upside down some years later"; Seth, "a more conventional partner with whom she banters and spars but never really connects," and then Toby, "an old friend from college who drops back into her life years later."

Opening night is July 8.

Rachel Lampert directs. The scenic and lighting design is by Steve TenEyck and associate designer Solomon Weisbard. Musical accompaniment is by Richard Montgomery. Costume design is by Lisa Boquist. Sound design is by Tim Reppert of REP Studio.

For more information, visit www.kitchentheatre.org.