Playthings of The Gods: Amor & Psyche

August 2010

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Music by composers including George Frideric Handel, Nicola Porpora, John Dowland, Johann Philipp Krieger, and Giuseppe Savatelli

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 8:00 PM
Friday, August 20th 2010, 8:00 PM

Christ Church Cobble Hill
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York


Hayden DeWitt, concept

Co-Directed by the Ensemble

Beth Anne Hatton, musical research

Deborah Houston, wig and make-up consultant

Emma Hills & Yunlin Zhu, interns

Kelly Savage, harpsichord

Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba

Vita Wallace, baroque violin


The Cast

Psyche, a Mortal Princess, and later, Amor’s Wife: Beth Anne Hatton
Amor, a.k.a. Cupid, God of Love: Hayden DeWitt
Venus, Goddess of Beauty and Amor’s Mother: Alan Dornak
Psyche’s Father, a King: Alan Dornak
Psyche’s Sister:Alan Dornak
Pan, a Demi-God of the Half-Man, Half-Goat variety:Alan Dornak
Jove, Supreme Ruler of the Gods: Alan Dornak