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The Blue Flower

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Ride the twisted rails of history from Belle Epoque Paris to the WWI battlefields in this musical play about four lovers and friends finding their way through a world in pieces. The Blue Flower weaves lush video art, inventive music, playful text, and evocative movement into a visceral theatrical experience.

Downloadable demo tracks:
“Eiffel Tower” – details/streaming | download (right click here and “Save As”)
“Wild Horse Dancing” – details/streaming | download (right click here and “Save As”)

A CD of the music from The Blue Flower, performed by the original Weimarband (not a cast recording), will be for sale at each performance prior to curtain, during intermission, and post-show.

Need to know

Single tickets on sale to members: 10/19.
On sale to the public: 11/2.

Notable dates

Single tickets on sale to members: 10/19.
On sale to the public: 11/2.

Discussions

Pre-performance discussions at 6:30 p.m. on:
Thursday 12/9
Wednesday 12/15
Sunday 12/19

Post-performance discussions after the Saturday matinees on:
12/4
12/11
12/18
1/8

Special post-performance discussion on Tuesday, 12/7.
Co-presented by the Humanities Center, with panelists:
* Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer
* Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French, Graduate School of the City University of New York
* Matthew Smith, Associate Professor of English, Boston University

Don and Susan Ware

Restaurant Partner: Cambridge, 1

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Credits

DESIGNERS:
Set Design Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Design Carol Bailey
Lighting Design Justin Townsend
Sound Design Clive Goodwin
CAST:
Max Daniel Jenkins*
Hannah Meghan McGeary*
Fairtyale Man Tom Nelis*
Franz Lucas Kavner*
Maria Teal Wicks*
Typerwriter Man Conner Christiansen*
Sewing Machine Man Paul Shafer*
(*) Members of Actors Equity Association
MUSICIANS:
Conductor/Piano Mark Rubinstein
Accordion Peter Bufano
Drums/Percussion Patrick Carmichael
Guitar Steve Latt
Bassoon Douglas Quint
Bass Mike Rivard
Cello Emileigh Vandiver
Pedal Steel Guitar John Widgren
Staff
Assistant Director Amanda Friou
Music Director Mark Rubinstein
Vocal Music Directors Charles Peltz
Dan Rodriguez
Casting Stephen Kopel
Dramaturgy Ryan McKittrick
Joseph Pindelski
Stage Manager Katherine Shea*
Assistant Stage Manager Ryan A. Anderson*
Production Associate Taylor Adamik
Assistant Dramaturg Jenna Clark Embrey
Dialect Coach Nancy Houfek