By Adam Hetrick
25 Feb 2011
|Photo by Robert Mannis|
Tony Award-nominated Hair director/A.R.T. artistic director Diane Paulus helms the 80-minute work in an immersive setting at A.R.T.'s nightclub venue Oberon. Prometheus Bound will officially open March 4 and run through April 2.
In addition to Creel (Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie) in the title role, the cast includes Lea DeLaria (On the Town) as Force; Michael Cunio (Jersey Boys) as Oceanos; Gabe Ebert as Hephaistos/Hermes; Uzo Aduba (Venice) as Io; Celina Carvajal (Rooms) and Ashley Flanagan as Daughters of the Ocean; and Jo Lampert (The Last Goodbye) as Daughter of the Ocean and Violence.
Sater, the Tony Award-winning librettist and lyricist of Spring Awakening, adapted the Aeschylus play, which has music by System of a Down band member Tankian.
The on-stage band includes Charlie Chronopolous, Tom Duprey, David Finch, Jeff Muzerolle, Rob Simring and Vincent Padulla.
Prometheus Bound has scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Clive Goodwin. Choreography is by Stephen Petronio, with vocal arrangements by AnnMarie Milazzo and music supervision by Debra Barsha and Lance Horne.
According to A.R.T., "An outcry against tyranny, the new rock musical Prometheus Bound illustrates one man's struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator… This new musical is inspired by Aeschylus's ancient Greek tragedy about the suffering of Western civilization's first prisoner of conscience."
For tickets visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.