The due date is getting closer for us and C Denby Swanson’s A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits. Expect lots more pregnancy and rabbit riffing. We are full-swing into rehearsals and production meetings and thought you’d like to see the incredible crew we’re working with! Artistic Director, Miss Carly J Bales is heading things up on a production featuring:
PLAYWRIGHT: C Denby Swanson
DIRECTOR: Elissa Goetschius (NS)
STAGE MANAGER: Nichole Chaney (NS)
PUPPET DESIGNER – Daniel Dobrosielski (NS)
PUPPET ASSIST – Lisa Krause
MAGIC ASSIST – David London
SCENIC DESIGNERS – David Shuhy and visual artist Amanda Burnham (WAGD)
SOUND DESIGNER – Steven Krigel (WAGD, ayjnge)
COSTUME DESIGNER – Natalie Drutz (NS)
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Eric Bowers (ayjnge, NS)
TECH DIRECTOR – Nolan Cartwright (ayjnge, NS)
Mare – Carolyn Myers
Kitty – Mary-Alice Farina
Joe – Ken Jordan (WAGD, ayjnge, NS)
Stork – Marc Rehr
Cal – Karen O’Connell
Rat Father / St. Andre – Maya Jackson
Manningham – Alex Vaughan (NS)
*WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! – 2010 (WAGD)
**(…and you’re just not good enough.) – 2011 (ayjnge)
***NIGHT SWEATS – 2012 (NS)
In 1726, Mary Toft was a pregnant English peasant who chased a rabbit through the field for supper. Something happened, something that was simply too much to reveal as itself and she began to miraculously gave birth to pieces of rabbits. Mary became a national sensation, drawing the attention of the Royal Court and bringing people the country ‘round to witness and examine her maternal impressions.
That story was a hoax. This is not.
Mare is a dreamy, imaginative young woman. Kitty, her pragmatic sister, dreams of only one thing: a child. Mare reluctantly agrees to give surrogate birth for Kitty’s child.
Everything goes exactly according to protocol until Mare gives birth to a rabbit instead. . . followed by 24 more. . .
Led by The Stork himself (yes, that one) and featuring a three-ring circus of puppets, hospital magic tricks, giant vaginas, and people turning into animals, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits explores infertility, creation, science, and the imagination.
May 10 – May 19, 8PM
Thurs-Saturdays and Monday Special Performance
Thursday, May 10, Pay-what-you-can Preview
Friday, May 11, Opening Night
Monday, May 14, Arts Industry Night ($10 for artists)
This production is made possible by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, The Abell Foundation and The Dobranski Foundation.