First Floor Theatre
December 30, 2004 - January 16, 2005
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm & 8:00pm
Director: Sheldon Deckelbaum

Box office 212.475.7710

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The New York premiere of MAMILLIUS – a new drama reconstructed from Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale. Adapted and directed by Sheldon Deckelbaum, this bold, inventive reconstruction of Shakespeare's verse is illuminated through the pre- pubescent lens of the young prince Mamillius, who dies in Act III of the original play.

Bringing together the imaginative powers of seven actors, using original music and choreography, it tells a story of sexual fantasy, consuming jealousy, irrational violence, terrifying loss, but ultimately celebration and promise. Only through the mystery of art and a child’s desperate wish to restore the union of his parents can this “winter's tale” find grace and redemption.

MAMILLIUS stars Diane Ciesla (Paulina/Mariner/Older Polixenes), Dan Cordle (Leontes/Shepherd), Adriean Delaney (Polixenes/Court Officer/Florizel), Deb Heinig (First Lady/First Lord/Clown), Meg Howrey (Hermione/Perdita), Reginald Metcalf (Antigonus/ Camillo), and introducing 8 1/2 -year-old Raum-Aron in the title role.

With choreography by MaryBeth Cavanaugh and music by Daniel Baker, MAMILLIUS features scenic design by Sandra Goldmark, costume design by Camille Assaf and lighting design by Hilary Manners.

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