Red Eye of Love, according to press notes, is a "rollicking musical about a love triangle involving a young idealist, Wilmer Flange (Andrew Samonsky), a materialist and butcher, O.O Martinas (John Treacy Egan), and the girl they both love, Selma Chargesse (Betsy Wolfe). Their hilarious misadventures are set against a background of Boom Time War and Depression in America, so that the play becomes a panorama of the United States in the Twentieth Century."
Red Eye of Love was first produced as a straight play at The Living Theatre in 1961. It earned Wulp an OBIE Award as Best Director. Weinstein and Wulp began collaboration on the musical in the 1980’s. The book and lyrics were completed before Weinstein’s death in 2006, but it was not until Sam Davis came aboard this spring that the project jelled.
The production also has choreography by Alex Sanchez and set design by Robert Indiana.
Performances continue through Aug. 4.
Reservations can be arranged at watermans.org or by calling (207) 867-2100.
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The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.