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Luigina Sgarro


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Grounded by George Brant

If you are experiencing any form of melancholy: stay in your home. Occupy your mind, occupy your hands. People experiencing melancoly in the street have been turning into almonds.

Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 7.30 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 2 pm
Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7.30 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 7.30 pm

Derry Opera House


Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond. It is up to Tilly to get her back.

Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl teams up with composer Todd Almond, whose music the New York Times calls “terrifically nimble,” and has developed Melancholy Play as a new chamber musical.

Melancholy Play (a chamber musical) Book & Lyrics by Sarah Ruhl, Music by Todd Almond

A collaboration with the NH Phil
Directed by Matt Cahoon
Musically directed by Blake Leister
Lighting Design by Tayva Young

Frank... Jimmy Stewart
Lorenzo the Unfeeling...Wayne Asbury
Tilly... Candace Gatzoulis
Frances... Emily Karel
Joan... Sheree Owens

Support for this production is provided by the NH State Council for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Waldo and Alice Ayer Trust, the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, and the Dramatists Guild Fund.

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