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Blood on the Dining-Room Floor
Jonathan Sheffer
Jonathan Sheffer
Steven Osgood, music director; Jeremy Dobrish, stage director; Steven Capone, set designer; Michael Gottlieb, lighting designer; Markus Henry, costume designer; Erica Murkofsky, choreographer
Anna Bergman, Wendy Hill as Alice, Keith Howard, Sandra Joseph, Carolann Page as Stein, Patrick Porter, Mary Ann Stewart and Michael Zegarski
April 16, 2000
WPA Theater
In the summer of 1933, in the house she shared with Alice B. Toklas in Bilignin, France, Gertrude Stein wrote a "murder mystery" about the strange events of that summer. In nine scenes, plus a prologue and epilogue, this musical theater work depicts the tales of three crimes, separated by several deaths of the culinary variety, plus meditations on writing and the strange uneasiness of an unconventional life in the country. It traces Stein's reemergence as a writer with newfound fame and confidence.
Les Gutman, Curtain up (www.curtainup.com), 4/17/2000
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12-piece ensemble
Chamber opera; ranging widely from atonality to musical theater songs
Stephen Vann, EOS Orchestra
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