Enter the world of Madame Flora. With the help of her daughter Monica, and a mute boy, Toby, Madame Flora fleeces her customers by performing fake séances. During one of these séances, Madame Flora feels someone–or something–grab her throat. Could it be an angry spirit? Was it Toby? Or was it all in her imagination?
For the séance scene, I built a magic lantern out of cardboard which projects shadow puppets from acetate slides. Three of the slides are ghostly photographs. The longer slide is a hand-drawn fairy tale about a mute dwarf saving a princess from an evil witch.
Collaboraction Pentagon Theater on October 24 – November 2, 2014
Scored by: Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by: Rose Freeman
Musical Director: Jason Carlson
Set & props design: Jimmy Jagos
Lighting design: Julian Pike
Costume design: Stefanie Johnsen
Stage manager: Sarah Collonge
Puppet design: Myra Su
Fight Choreographer: Will Bennett
Assistant Director: Kathryn Satoh
Cast: Amanda Runge/Rena Ahmed, Caroline Wright/Angela Born, Will Green, Mary Lutz Govertson, Christopher Skyles, Adrianne Blanks