Carmilla (2003)


The 2003 production is a reunion of almost the entire original company from 1970, with Ellen Stewart re-creating Wilford Leach's stagings and John Kelly taking over the role of the Mountebank. Wallace Shawn, who has also played that role, will return at some point in the run for a guest performance. Lyric soprano Margaret Benczak returns as Laura and mezzo/pop singer Nancy Heikin returns as Carmilla. Singers Donald Arrington (Father), Audrey Lavine (Mysterious Woman) and Camille Tibaldeo (Mlle. De La Fontaine) also return from the original company. Conductor Zizi Mueller returns as musical director and Jack Coddington will again be in charge of film and projections. David Adams, Jun Maeda and Tim Schellenbaum step in as lighting, set, and sound supervisors (Maeda was master carpenter in '86), making this production team a fusion of the E.T.C. Company and La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory. The musicians are Michael Sirotto (keyboards), Bill Ruyle (percussion), Zizi Mueller (flute), Richard Cohen (clarinet), Greg Hesselink (cello) and Matt Aiken (percussion).
April 11 – 27, 2003