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

Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, Queen of the Mist stars two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, 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. With a score that incorporates turn-of-the-century themes with signature LaChiusa elements, Queen of the Mist is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.

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

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