Previews Oct 5, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Ghost Quartet is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer, and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide in this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy, the creator of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Ghost Quartet features Great Comet stars Brittain Ashford and Gelsey Bell, cellist Brent Arnold, designer Christopher Bowser, and director Annie Tippe.