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New York, NY (Drowning NEW YORK PREMIERE)

February 22

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MABOU MINES AND WEATHERVANE PRODUCTIONS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH
THE DAYS AND NIGHTS FESTIVAL, PRESENT

MUD/DROWNING

WRITTEN BY

MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS

DIRECTED BY

JOANNE AKALAITIS

WITH NEW MUSIC COMPOSED BY

PHILIP GLASS

“… this evening offers a glimpse into the range of Irene’s rich theatrical landscape and the heart of an artist who never soothes and continues to astonish.”

JOANNE AKALAITIS

PERFORMANCES

February 21-March 7

February 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and March 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30pm
February 23 and March 1 and 7 at 5pm

Tickets are $25 ($20 for students and seniors) and can be purchased here or by calling 212.352.0255.

Seating is general admission.

Mabou Mines and Weathervane Productions, in association with Philip Glass’ The Days and Nights Festival, present a unique celebration of legendary playwright and director María Irene Fornés, featuring the New York premiere of Philip Glass’ transformation of her five-page play Drowning into an opera and a version of Fornés’ acclaimed Mud.

 JoAnne Akalaitis directs these two intimate productions (both with new music composed by Glass). They build upon a recent outpouring of recognition of Fornés’ work that began with an Akalaitis-produced marathon of her plays at the Public Theater in August 2018 and continued with the acclaimed Theatre for a New Audience production of Fornés’ landmark Fefu and Her Friends, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, in the fall of 2019. Earlier versions of the new Drowning opera and Mud were first performed in 2019 at the Circle Theatre in Carmel, CA, as part of the Days and Nights Festival. 

Mud/Drowning offers New York audiences an opportunity to experience the work of a singular writer at close range. Akalaitis explains, “The program is intended to express that world of Irene’s, which is about the terribly poignant and unfulfilled longing for some kind of emotional accomplishment in life that often gets dashed—that’s what both of these pieces are about. We hope this evening offers a glimpse into the range of Irene’s rich theatrical landscape and the heart of an artist who never soothes and continues to astonish.”

MUD CAST

Paul Lazar
Wendy vanden Heuvel

DROWNING CAST

Brandon Hynum – Stephen
Gregory Purnhagen – Pea
Peter Stewart – Roe

Michael Ferrara – Piano
Lavinia Meijer and Tori Drake – Harp

PRODUCTION

Director – JoAnne Akalaitis
Composer – Philip Glass
Scenic and Costume Design – Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design  – Thomas Dunn
Makeup Design – Gabrielle Vincent

Co-Producers – Mabou Mines & Weathervane Productions

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Date:
February 22
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