Playthings of The Gods: Essential Myths

July & October 2010

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Thursday, July 8, 2010, 8:00 PM
Friday, October 8, 2010, 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 8:00 PM

Christ Church Cobble Hill
326 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, New York


Music of 17th and 20th Century Masters

Prologo from Lincoronazione di Poppea

By Claudio Monteverdi

Excerpts from Médée

By Darius Milhaud

Canticles II and IV

Phaedra, a dramatic cantata

Finale from A Midsummer Nights Dream

By Benjamin Britten


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Production Team

Lloyd Arriola, music director & piano
Judith Barnes & Hayden DeWitt, co-directors
Kelly Savage, harpsichord
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba
Deborah Houston, costume design
Emma Hills & Yunlin Zhu, interns


The Cast

Creuse: Sungji Kim (7/8) Melanie Long (10/8 & 10/9)Judith Barnes, Hayden Dewitt, Daniel Neer, Phillip Cheah, Bianca Amato, Melissa McDonald, Chloe Locarro, Sara Hope Ptachik, Amy Carrigan, Donald Grove, and Paul Hecht

The Vertical Player Repertory Chorus
Reid Bruggemann, Amy Carrigan, Alison Cheeseman, Rachel Coates, Joye M. Dawkins, Sarah Downs, Donald Grove, Julie Aubin Heller, Jeanne Marie Holcomb, Laura Kolb De Araujo, Susan Kommel, Robert Lewis, Chloe Locarro, Melissa McDonald, Esta Morrow, Emily E. Owen, Sara Hope Ptachik, Jill Reinier, and Ray Weisbond