February 24 – March 16, 2003 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours and 11 minutes

A world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission

It is the aftermath of the American Civil War and the country is in the throes of Reconstruction. Freedom has been written into the law, but it has not yet been written into men’s hearts. And so it is that two deaf siblings, one the white daughter of a plantation owner, the other her half-brother and son of a slave, find themselves held against their will in a New York insane asylum. There, they meet Ellenore, an outspoken heiress also imprisoned against her will by her money-hungry husband. Together, they fight for freedom and dignity in the face of unspeakable torment, an alliance of outcasts who dance not to the tune of their masters, but to their own inner song—the music of the spheres.

Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith directs this world premiere by Chicago playwrights Carson Becker and David Barr.

 

 
Artists

By CARSON GRACE BECKER and DAVID BARR III, Directed by CHUCK SMITH

Cast

ANTOINETTE ABBAMONTE - Katherine
DAWN "SAM" ALDEN - Ensemble
FRED MICHAEL BEAM - Nicholas
DANIEL BRYANT - Ensemble
FREEMAN COFFEY - Ensemble
SUSAN FRAMPTON - Ensemble
KARL SEAN HAMILTON - Ensemble
JOHN LORDAN - Doctor Newholm
ARLENE MALINOWSKI - Ellenore
TANIA RICHARD - Ensemble
TROY WEST - Thomas

Creative Team and Crew

FELIX E. COCHREN - Scenic Design
BIRGIT RATTENBORG WISE - Costume Design
ROBERT CHRISTEN - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI - Sound Design and Original Music
RICK DESROCHERS - Production Dramaturg
KEVIN IEGA JEFF - Choreography
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager
ELLEN HAY - Stage Manager
MARGARET CANGELOSI - Assistant Stage Manager