(Drawing by Janice Nadeau.)
Winner: Obie Award, Musical Composition, 1974; Winner: Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical Contribution, Elizabeth Swados; Winner: Obie Award, Direction
Comprised of twenty original songs, set to texts drawn from the works of such writers as Sylvia Plath, Muriel Rukeyser, Carson McCullers, and Swados herself, this long-run Off-Broadway success is a truly unique and creative blending of music, drama, comedy and popular entertainment. “For anyone wanting a show that is different, involved and engaging, and yet, on its own special terms, quite clearly cabaret, this is the show for you. I adored it.” -NY Times. “…a vital theatre piece.” -New Republic. “…a deft mix of poetic bits, eclectic sounds and circusy pranks.” -Associated Press.
Conceived, composed and directed by Elizabeth Swados
Cast: Karen Evans, Rocky Greenberg, Paul Kandel, JoAnna Peled, Shelley Plimpton, David Schechter, Elizabeth Swados and Mark Zagaeski. Sets: Patricia Woodbridge, Lighting: Cheryl Thacker, Costumes: Kate Carmel, Pianist: Judith Fleisher, Percussionist: William Milhizer, Ass. Producer Martha Sturtevant