Pelleas and Melisande
by Maurice Maeterlinck
translated and directed by Rob Melrose
Pelleas & Melisande has all the ingredients for a fairy tale: a princess in distress, a handsome prince, and a beautiful castle. Yet this seminal avant-garde play by French symbolist Maurice Maeterlinck, in a new translation by Cutting Ball Artistic Director Rob Melrose, reveals that it is easy to hide secrets in the shadows of the familiar. After Melisande's royal wedding, her growing feelings for the prince's brother Pelleas threaten to jeopardize her happily ever after. The story of their tragic love affair has inspired music from Claude Debussy's opera to orchestral works by Gabriel Faure, and Jean Sibelius. Director Rob Melrose's production will feature a musical score by composer Cliff Caruthers, choreography by Laura Arrington, and video installation by Wesley Cabral.
Pelleas & Melisande runs approximately one hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission.
Featuring Derek Fischer, Bennett Fisher, Paul Gerrior, Caitlyn Louchard, Brittany Kilcoyne McGregor, Paula Carli, Gwyneth Richards, Jessica Jade Rudholm, and Joshua Schell.
Assistant Director Annie Paladino
Choreography by Laura Arrington
Sound Design/Original Composition by Cliff Caruthers
Scenic Design by Michael Locher
Video Design by Wesley Cabral
Lighting Design by York Kennedy
Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
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