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Clifford Odets Play Commission Spring 2019

Playwright and co-lyricist: Trish Harnetiaux

Composer, co-lyricist, and music director: Riley Thomas

Directed by Olivia Songer

May 9-11, 2019. The Irma Sandrey Theatre.

Synopsis: The MS SeaFoam, a failing American cruise ship conglomerate, calls on an Avant-garde theatre director to adapt Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs to premiere on board as they launch a new route through The Bahamas. What could go wrong?

Featuring: Suzanne Bowling, Zac Branciforte, Sam Burros, Julia Di Lorenzo, Jenna Fink, Sam Greenspan, Bobbi Johnson, Amanda Elise Lanza, Holly Painter, Sofia Shehab, Deana Taheri, Jared Youmans

Creative Team:

Choreographer: Liza Birkenmeier

Scenic and co-prop design: Fufan Zhang

Lighting and sound design: Eric Nigthenglae

Costume and pro design: Madeline Wall 

Stage Manager: Marcella Pereda

Asst. Stage Manager: Chantal Van Zyl 

Photo Credits: Walls Trimble

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