Taylor Mac's Five-Part Theatrical Event, The Lily's Revenge, Begins Previews Oct. 12
By Andrew Gans
The American Repertory Theater's production of Obie Award winner Taylor Mac's five-part theatrical event The Lily's Revenge, a multidisciplinary show, begins previews Oct. 12.
Directed by Shira Milikowsky with music by Rachelle Garniez, the production will officially open Oct. 14 at 2 PM at OBERON, A.R.T.s second stage and club theatre venue in Cambridge, MA. Performances will continue through Oct. 28.
Taylor Mac leads 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 Samantha Eggers as Time/Wind/Stepmother with David Abrams, Raquel Blake, Margaret Ann Brady, Maxwell Butler, Davina Cohen, Alexander Cook, Gene Dante, 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, theatre, and music into five unique acts with an ensemble of over 30 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 also features 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 by calling (617) 547-8300 or on line at americanrepertorytheater.org.
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