Andrew Samonsky, John Treacy Egan and Betsy Wolfe Star in World Premiere of New Musical Red Eye of Love, Beginning Aug. 1
By Andrew Gans
North Haven Arts and Enrichment presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Red Eye of Love beginning Aug. 1 at Waterman’s Community Center in North Haven, ME.
Tony Award winner Ted Sperling directs the new musical, which has book and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein and John Wulp and music by Sam Davis.
The cast features Broadway's Andrew Samonsky, John Treacy Egan and Betsy Wolfe.
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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