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Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney's The Nomad Set for The Flea's Spring Season

The recently announced lineup also includes works by Cory Finley and Sam Marks.

Elizabeth Swados and fellow artist Erin Courtney will premiere their musical The Nomad at The Flea.
Elizabeth Swados and fellow artist Erin Courtney will premiere their musical The Nomad at The Flea.
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The Flea Theater has announced its spring 2015 season, which will kick off with The Nomad (February 19-April 6), a world premiere musical by Tony Award nominee Elizabeth Swados and Guggenheim Fellow Erin Courtney.

With choreography by Ani Taj, musical direction by Trevor Bachman, and musical arrangements by Kris Kukul, The Nomad follows young iconoclast Isabelle Eberhardt into the Sahara where she finds beauty and madness in her quest to live and die by her own rules.

The world premiere of Cory Finley's The Feast will run from March 4-April 5. Flea Resident Director Courtney Ulrich directs. In this new play, Matt and Anna's relationship is going swimmingly, until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak. It is described as an "eerie comedy about what is real, what is not and who knows."

The final spring production, the New York premiere of The Old Masters by Sam Marks, will run from May 27-June 28. Directed by Flea Resident Director Brandon Stock, The Old Masters focuses on frustrated artist Ben Schmitt, who discovers the paintings of an old friend who mysteriously disappeared three years ago. After sharing them with his agent, the art world suddenly falls under the spell of the work and the artist’s disappearance.

The spring will also see the continuation of #serials@theflea, a raucous late-night play competition featuring The Flea's resident acting company The Bats and some of NYC’s young playwrights.

For tickets to The Nomad, click here.

For tickets to The Feast, click here.

For tickets to The Old Masters, click here.

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The Feast

Closed: April 5, 2015

The Old Masters

Closed: June 28, 2015

The Nomad

Closed: April 9, 2015