at The New Ohio Theatre's 25th Anniversary Ice Factory Festival
August 8-11 at 7 pm!
Written and Directed by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin
An Archive Residency First-Look Showing
A spectacle with music that takes on the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became de facto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. Lynch made it her project to bring European high culture to Paraguay, and she's revered by some as a national heroine for her contributions to music and dance. But she's also reviled: many accuse her of fomenting the war in which 90% of Paraguay's male population was killed. We are working to create a complex portrait of a complicated figure.
Featuring: Juliana Francis Kelly, Nikki Calonge, Lisa Clair, Admiral Grey, Blaze Ferrer, Braulio Cruz, Mieko Gavia, Margarethe Kelly, Hajnal Pivnik, Kevin Shea and more!
Set Design: Yung Oh Le Page
Lighting Design: Christina Tang
Video: David Pym
Music: Craig Flanagin
Costumes and Props: Chelsea Collins and Normandy Sherwood
Confectionary: Kristin Worrall
Stage Management: James Wyrwicz
Production Assistance: Connor Driscoll
This show is being developed through the Archive Residency.