Complete Casting Announced for Taylor Mac's Five-Part Theatrical Event, The Lily's Revenge
By Andrew Gans
Complete casting has been announced for The American Repertory Theater's upcoming production of Obie Award winner Taylor Mac’s five-part theatrical event The Lily’s Revenge.
Directed by Shira Milikowsky with music by Rachelle Garniez, previews will begin Oct. 12 prior to an official opening Oct. 14 at 2 PM at OBERON, A.R.T.s second stage and club theatre venue. Performances will continue through Oct. 28.
Taylor Mac will lead the cast of local performers playing Lily, a five-petaled flower. Other cast members include Remo Airaldi as Master Sunflower, Thomas Derrah as The Great Longing, John Kuntz as Poppy, Alexander Cook and Margaret Ann Brady as Flower Girl Deities and Meghan McGeary as Time/Wind/Stepmother with David Abrams, Raquel Blake, Margaret Ann Brady, Maxwell Butler, Davina Cohen, Alexander Cook, Gene Dante, Samantha Eggers, Marisa Fratto, Teri Gamble, Ara Glenn-Johanson, Megan Hopp, Amen Igbinosun, Samson Kohanski, Adeola Role, Matthew Milo Sergi, Henry Shikongo, Dereks O. Thomas, Jing Xu and Dara Yazdani.
"An unforgettable allegory for love without boundaries," The Lily's Revenge, according to press notes, is a "collaborative community gathering and multidisciplinary extravaganza that weds dance, film, theater, and music into five unique acts with an ensemble of over thirty performers. The show aims to dismantle established societal rules, traditions and myths; and then, while celebrating the pieces it had pulled apart, rearranges them into the foundation of a new myth with the purpose of inspiring humanity in the here and now."
The production will also feature music supervision by Martin Lowe, movement direction by Jill Johnson and Yo-El Cassell, set design by Sara Brown, costume design by Sarah Cubbage, lighting design by Jeff Adelberg and sound design by Clive Goodwin.
Single ticket prices begin at $25 and can be purchased beginning Aug. 30 by calling (617) 547-8300 or on line at www.americanrepertorytheater.org.
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