The Nature of Things

Performer David Cale
Text in collaboration with Roy Nathanson and Marc Ribot
Direction Bill Barnes with Chris Cunningham, Dan Froot and Rich Schwarz

March 7, 1990—April 7, 1990

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A daring collaboration with musicians Roy Nathanson and Marc Ribot, The Nature of Things forges a new theatrical form, a unique fusion of language and musical composition-a series of stories, songs, reveries and musings about sex, relationships, childhood and the letting go of it, power dressing and birds.

Lighting Design Anne Militello
Sound Design Richard Kirschner
Stage Manager Elise-Ann Konstantin
Production Manager George Xenos

My Children! My Africa!

Text and Direction Athol Fugard

December 2, 1989—January 14, 1990

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In a South African classroom, a black boy, a white girl, and their teacher discover love, loyalty and betrayal in this exuberant and shattering play.

Scenic and Costume Design Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design Dennis Parichy
Sound Design Mark Bennett
Stage Manager Mary Michele Miner
Production Manager William H. Lang

with Lisa Fugard, John Kani and Courtney B. Vance

A Forest in Arden

Adaptation from Shakespeare's As You Like It
Text and Direction Christopher Grabowski

January 26, 1990—February 24, 1990

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Scenic Design Tom Kamm
Costume Design Claudia Brown
Lighting Design Pat Dignan
Composition and Sound Design Scott Killian
Casting Julie Mossberg and Brian Chavanne
Stage Manager Liz Small
Production Manager George Xenos

The Waves

From the novel by Virginia Woolf
Adaptation David Bucknam and Lisa Peterson
Music and Additional Lyrics David Bucknam
Direction Lisa Peterson
Orchestrations Helen Gregory

April 27, 1990—June 2, 1990

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A music-theatre adaption of Virginia Woolf’s novel, The Waves chronicles the lives of six friends growing up in Edwardian England. The piece use Woolf’s lyrical language and vivid imagery to re-create the movement of life from the innocence of childhood and the enthusiasms of youth to the bitterness and wisdom of middle age.   

Choreography Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Scenic Design Randy Benjamin
Costume Design Michael Krass
Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt
Sound Design Bruce A. Kreamer
Casting Simon/Kumin Casting
Stage Manager Liz Small
Production Manager George Xenos

with Catherine Cox, Diane Fratantoni, Aloyisius Gigl, John Jellison, Sarah Rice and John Sloman