Written by Wilford Leach and composed by Ben Johnston, the chamber opera is based on the 1872 novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu with the same name. La MaMa remounts this production with most of the original company, and musical direction by Zizi Mueller, in its Annex Theater. Ellen Stewart has re-directed the original staging by Wilford Leach. Shawn played the Mountebank in the opera's 1976 revival. The actor has also penned a number of plays of his own, including Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever and The Designated Mourner.
For tickets to "Carmilla" at La MaMa E.T.C., 74A East Fourth Street, call (212) 475 7710. For more information, visit www.lamama.org.