Bard Theater and Performance Program Presents
Book and Lyrics by María Irene Fornés
Music by Al Carmines
Directed by Morgan Green '12
Choreography by Lisa Fagan '11
Music Director Nathan Repasz
Scenic Design by Jian Jung
Costume Design by Alice Tavener
Lighting Design by Masha Tsimring
Sound Design by Tei Blow
Dramaturg Miriam Felton-Dansky
Stage Manager Samantha McCann*
“Bizarre and sneakily thrilling” (New York Times), Promenade is a zany and charming anti-capitalist musical by two leading artists of the New York avant-garde — Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés (who passed away earlier this year) and composer Reverend Al Carmines. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers. Bard alum Morgan Green ’12 returns to direct this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969.
Estimated run time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association