Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights Blooms Anew Off-Broadway Nov. 8

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Martha Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights, the acclaimed staging of the Hieronymus Bosch triptych, takes root Off-Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre Nov. 8.

Garden, which debuted in the 1980s to critical acclaim, will officially open Off-Broadway Nov. 19 and continue through Jan. 18, 2009.

The 70-minute production — featuring movement, music and aerial effects — brings to life Hieronymus Bosch's densely populated painting, depicting "the progression of sin from creation to hell, as well as a journey from innocence to chaos."

The cast includes Sophie Bortolussi, Benjamin G. Bowman, Daniel Clifton, Marjorie Folkman, General McArthur Hambrick (Cats), Whitney V. Hunter, Gabby Malone, Jennifer Nugent, Matt Rivera (Movin' Out), Jenny Sandler, Isadora Wolfe. Musicians for the production include Wayne Hankin (winds), Egil Rostad (cello) and Arthur Solari (music director, percussion).

"Its visceral theatricality presents an astonishing spectrum of human experience and emotion. Garden of Earthly Delights, with its eroticism and apocalyptic vision, is certainly as meaningful today as when Bosch created it," Clarke said in a statement.

Featuring a Drama Desk Award-winning score by Richard Peaslee, Garden has scenic and lighting design by Tony Award winner Christopher Akerlind, costume design by Tony nominee Jane Greenwood and aerial design provided by Flying By Foy. Tickets for Garden of Earthly Delights, ranging $40-$69.50, are available by phoning (212) 307-4100 or by visiting Ticketmaster. $25-$30 rush seats will be available at the box office for same-day tickets.

For further information visit GardenofEarthlyDelights.

The Minetta Lane Theatre is located at 18 Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village.

Scene from Martha Clarke's <i>Garden of Earthly Delights</i>
Scene from Martha Clarke's Garden of Earthly Delights Photo by Richard Finkelstein
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