Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Kaspar Hauser: a foundling’s opera, a music-theater piece by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney that will run at The Flea, February 13-March 28, with an opening set for February 28. Swados will direct.
The show is based on a true tale about a wild child found on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, and explores all the good and evil that happens when an innocent is introduced into society.
The cast is comprised of members of The Bats, The Flea’s resident acting company, and will include Adrienne Deekman, Jennifer Fouché, Beth Griffith, Nicolas Greco, Joseph Dale Harris, Arlo Hill, Michael Hopewell, Amy Jackson, Erica Livingston, Chad Lindsey, Vella Lovell, Preston Martin, Kelly McCormack, Colin Mew, Jason Najjoum, Eliza Poehlman, Hannah Shankman, Marshall York, and Carly Zien.
The creative team will include Kris Kukul (musical director), Mimi Quillin (movement director), John McDermott (set designer), Jeanette Yew (lighting designer), Normandy Sherwood (costume designer), and Sam Goldman (sound designer).
Swados received Tony nominations for her book, score, choreography, and direction of Runaways. Courtney is a member of the playwriting collective 13P, with works including Demon Baby, Pricked, and Alice The Magnet.
For more information, visit www.theflea.org.