Madame Lynch at the New Ohio Theatre
World Premiere May 29, 2019-June 15 2019.
(preview performances May 26 and 28)
A spectacle with music, Madame Lynch takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, a 19th century woman who was an Irish potato famine refugee, a French courtesan, and the self-proclaimed "Empress of Paraguay." In collaboration with the Paraguayan folkloric dance group Ballet Panambí Vera, The Drunkard's Wife creates a complex and fragmented portrait of La Lynch, through live music, dance, and real and imagined scenes from her life as an adventuress, cultural doyenne, femme fatale and microfinance pioneer.
We are very excited that this show features a collaboration with a contemporary Paraguayan dance company who work in exactly this artistic tradition : Ballet Panambí Vera of Queens, NY.
Written and Directed by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin
Choreographed by Iliana Gauto of Ballet Panambí Vera
Set: Yung Oh Le Page, Lights: Christina Tang, Video: David Pym, Sound/ Music Direction: Craig Flanagin, Costumes: Normandy Sherwood, Associate Costumes: Chelsea Collins, Curtains: Normandy Sherwood.
Featuring: Juliana Francis Kelly, Lisa Clair, Nikki Calonge, Blaze Ferrer, Braulio Cruz, Mieko Gavia and the dancers of Ballet Panambí Vera
Live band directed by Rachel Swaner
Development History: First look presentation August 8-11, 2018 at the Ice Factory Festival. Developed as a part of the Deep Space Residency at NACL Theatre. Madame Lynch Has been supported by the Archive Residency a collaboration between tThe New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater), The ART-NY Creative opportunity Fund and Nancy Quinn Fund, and Materials for the Arts.
Photos in this gallery by Russ Rowland.