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Opening: Madame Lynch from The Drunkard’s Wife (NYC) May 29-June15, 2019

Madame Lynch
a new spectacle with music from The Drunkard’s Wife
Previews May 26 and 28, 2019
Runs May 29 – June 15, 2019
at The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street
Tickets: $25

A spectacle with music, Madame Lynch takes on the picaresque story of Eliza Lynch, a 19th-century woman whose fortunes took her from Irish potato famine refugee, to French courtesan, to the self-proclaimed “Empress of Paraguay.” In collaboration with the Paraguayan folkloric dance group Ballet Panambí Vera, The Drunkard’s Wife creates a multifaceted portrait of La Lynch as a way to understand the complex dynamics of cultural imperialism. The show reaches peaks of beauty and horror as it proceeds by way of live music, dance, and real and imagined scenes from her life as an adventuress, cultural doyenne, femme fatale and microfinance pioneer.

Written and Directed by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin
Choreographed by Iliana Gauto of Ballet Panambí Vera
An Archive Residency Production, in collaboration with IRT Theater

Featuring: Juliana Francis Kelly, Hannah Kallenbach, Nikki Calonge, Blaze Ferrer, Braulio Cruz, Mieko Gavia, Kevin Green and the dancers of Ballet Panambí Vera

Live band directed by Rachel Swaner (featuring Lisa Clair, Lorena, Sana Nagano, Max Maples, Rachel Meirs, Frederik Haake)
Sets by Yung Oh Le Page
Lights by Christina Tang
Video by David Pym
Confectionary by Kristin Worrall
Costumes and Curtains by Normandy Sherwood
with costume associates Chelsea Collins and Nikki Luna Paz
Music and Sound design by Craig Flanagin

* Photo credit Russ Rowland

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