Chantecler, by Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, is an animal allegory about a rooster who believes that his song makes the sun rise. Adhesive Theatre Project's production in association with Off The Leesh Productions investigates the themes of inspiration, finding our place in society, and overcoming our greatest doubts and fears. With the company's resident composer's three-piece band performing an original score, a visual artist drawing the world of the play as it transpires, and 11 actors playing over 100 characters using puppets, masks, and physical theater, Adhesive Theatre Project breaks new ground in the theater by offering a uniquely live experience for the whole family. Not seen in New York since its original Broadway production in 1911, this fresh translation of Rostand's Chantecler brings back the poetry and vitality of the original French just in time to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
With Drae Campbell, Charles Goonan, Talaura Harms, Jessica Jolly, Kalle Macrides, Josh Mclane, Alanna Medlock, Madeline Muravchik, Orion Taraban, and Aaron Mostkoff Unger.
Creative staff includes: Suzanne Chesney (Costume Designer), James Bedell (Lighting Designer), Diana Whitten (Art Director), Brian Matthews (Puppet and Wing Builder), Johnathan Zeh (Illustrator), and Todd Smith, Terrence McCafferty (Technical Directors).
Director Cory Einbinder returns to this play 10 years after his critically acclaimed first production, hailed as: "gorgeously imaginative staging...
artistic triumphs of the year...Cory Einbinder has reached into an enormous bag of tricks to give this production an almost non-stop sense of whimsy."
-Citipaper "Imagination abounds...Einbinder has to be commended on his witty, atmospheric production." - Philadelphia Weekly "amazingly powerful...Cory Einbinder Directs with imagination...deserves to be seen by a much larger audience." - Hats Off
No Saturday matinee April 30.
Box Office Hours: one hour before showtime
Minimum Group Size: 10