A Stravinsky vaudeville by The Drunkard's Wife.
Enter the Devil, dressed as a Devil... In Feather Gatherers, a Stravinsky vaudeville set in a fictional 1960s Serbia (or is it West Virginia?), The Drunkard's Wife channels the spirit of Yugoslavian Black Wave film to renovate and re-cathect the 1918 "fairground entertainment", L'Histoire du Soldat -- simultaneously returning it to its folk roots and using it to re-frame a classic Faust story as a rehearsal for a post-communist utopia -- with echoes of the American Shakers’ heaven-on-earth, and of Wilhelm Reich’s orgone-energy-charged communitarian experiments.
Presented in New York City by the New Ohio Theatre as a part of its 2014 Ice Factory Festival.
Feather Gatherers was written by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin
directed by Normandy Sherwood
music directed, arranged and composed by Craig Flanagin
conducted by Ben Grow
Sets by Sherwood and Flanagin
Costumes by Sherwood
Lighting by Sarah Johnston
Sound Engineer Peter Mills Weiss
Stage Manager Sophie Silleck
TD Andy Sowers
It featured performances by Juliana Francis Kelly, Margarethe Kelly, Ean Sheehy, Jess Barbagallo, Nikki Calonge, Admiral Grey, Tavish Miller, Lili Sotirova and Edgar Oliver.
Musicians: Sam Kulik (trombone), Hajnal Pivnik (violin), Frank London (trumpet), Nanci Belmont (bassoon), Taylor Christen-Bergson (bass), Tom Abbott (clarinet) and Lura Vuksinich (percussion)