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The Mad Ones' Mrs. Murray's Menagerie Announces Cast and Creative Team

This world premiere from the creators of Miles for Mary will be Ars Nova's first production at its new Greenwich House Theater home.

Mad Ones members Marc Bovino, Michael Dalto, Lila Neugebauer, and Joe Curnutte.
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Ars Nova has announced the cast and creative team for Mrs. Murray's Menagerie, the latest from Miles for Mary creators the Mad Ones, and the first production at Ars Nova's new Greenwich House Theater home. The world-premiere production will run March 26-April 27, with opening night set for Monday, April 8.

"In Mrs. Murray's Menagerie," according to a press release, "the creators of a 1970s children's television program have commissioned a focus group to probe the parents of the show's target audience. Over stale coffee and donuts, a group of strangers navigates the murky waters of American belief and perception."

The cast will include Mad Ones company members Marc Bovino, Joe Curnutte, Michael Dalto, and Stephanie Wright Thompson, who will be joined by Phillip James Brannon, Brad Heberlee, Carmen M. Herlihy and January LaVoy,

Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the creative team will include You-Shin Chen and Laura Jellinek (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Mike Inwood (lighting design), Stowe Nelson (sound design), Emmie Finckel and Noah Mease (prop design), Alfreda "Fre" Howard of Face by Fre LLC (wig and makeup design), Sarah Lunnie (dramaturg), Raja Feather Kelly (core artistic collaborator), Lauren Port (casting consultant), John C. Moore (production stage manager), and Bryan Bauer (assistant stage manager).


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