QUEEN OF THE MIST

WORDS AND MUSIC BY MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA

STARRING MARY TESTA

DIRECTED BY JACK CUMMINGS III

 

COMISSIONED BY TRANSPORT GROUP

WITH MAJOR SUPPORT FROM THE SHEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

 

OCTOBER 18 – DECEMBER 5, 2011

The Gym at Judson
243 Thompson St at West 4th St

Queen of the Mist is a world premiere musical with words and music by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa. Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa stars as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls, in a barrel of her own design.

Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate.

Cast

Mary Testa
D.C. Anderson
Stanley Bahorek
Theresa McCarthy
Julia Murney
Tally Sessions
Andrew Samonsky

Creative Team

Jack Cummings III

Director

Kristina Corcoran Williams

Dramaturg

Sandra Goldmark

Set Design

Kathryn Rohe

Costume Designer

Walter Trarbach

Sound Designer

R. Lee Kennedy

Lighting Designer