A condensed concert version of….
Promenade by María Irene Fornés, music by Al Carmines
Directed by Morgan Green
Musical Direction by Nathan Repasz and Jonja Merck
Featuring the Bard College cast as well as Ned Riseley, Kuhoo Verma, and Chloé Worthington
March 2 at 7pm
MABOU MINES: 150 First Avenue, 2nd Floorof 1
“Bizarre and sneakily thrilling” (New York Times), Promenade is a zany and charming anti-capitalist musical by two leading artists of the New York avant-garde — Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés (who passed away earlier this year) and composer Reverend Al Carmines. A cast of lowlife convicts and uptown swells sing a glorious score that blends nostalgic ballads, vaudeville, campy maximalism, and Broadway showstoppers. Morgan Green directs this kaleidoscopic, gorgeous, and utterly unconventional work, which premiered in 1965 at Judson Memorial Church—a center of the thriving off-off-Broadway theater scene—and transferred to off-Broadway in 1969.