THE TATTOOED LADY
Co-Librettists: Erin Courtney and Max Vernon
Music and Lyrics By Max Vernon
Developed with and Directed By Ellie Heyman
The story of The Tattooed Lady highlights one of sideshow’s biggest stars, Ida Gibson, in a moving, fantastical tale that reveals the generational chasms and connections between Ida and her granddaughter Joy. A parade of beguiling characters appear, on a mission to liberate Ida from her self-imposed exile and help Joy find freedom through forgiveness. The musical celebrates the resilience of women whose choices have the power to liberate them.
FEB 10 – MAR 5, 2023
By Ana Nogueira
Directed By Nell Bang-Jensen
The futuristic Empathitrax is a searing, darkly funny sci-fi story of a young couple who turn to a new breakthrough in pharmacology to save their fractured relationship. When “Empathitrax” hits the market promising instant emotional intimacy by divining what others feel, one couple takes the leap to eliminate all boundaries between them. Like any new drug, there are unforeseen side effects which in this instance have catastrophic and poignant consequences.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL
APR 7 – APR 30, 2023
By Laine Robertson
Directed By Resident Artist, Jeffrey Page
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.