Jim DeSelm, Mary Ernster and More Will Appear in Reimagined James Joyce's The Dead
With a book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey, and lyrics conceived and adapted by Nelson and Davey, the production tells the tale of a group of family and friends as they gather to sing and dance in celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany in Dublin at the turn of the last century.
In this new staging, all instrumentation will be performed by the characters, which, according to Newell, will give the show "a more authentic experience with even more emotional depth."
The cast will feature (Michael - Guitar), Mary Ernster (Aunt Julia Morkan), Lara Filip (Molly Ivors), J. Michael Finley (Bartell D'Arcy), Rebecca Finnegan (Mrs. Malins),Suzanne Gillen (Lily – Flute), Anne Gunn (Aunt Kate Morkan), Philip Earl Johnson (Gabriel Conroy), Rachel Klippel (Rita/Young Julia), Regina Leslie (Mary Jane – Violin), Rob Lindley (Freddie Malins), Susie McMonagle (Greta Conroy), and Steve Tomlitz (Mr. Brown – Cello).
The design team will include Scott Davis (set design), Linda Roethke (costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting design), and Joshua Horvath (sound design).