Euripides’s classic masterpiece receives a bilingual, rock-infused re-imagining in this first-ever co-production of the Cuban National Office of Scenic Arts, The University of Alabama and Company HavanaBama. Written and directed by Seth Panitch (Hell: Paradise Found; Dammit, Shakespeare!), Alcestis Ascending spins a thrilling tale of fate, self-absorption, sacrifice, and the redemptive power of love, through text, movement, and music. This world premiere features a combination of Cuban actors and dancers from The Cuban National Council of Performing Arts alongside American actors and is performed in both English and Spanish.
Actors and dancers from the Cuban National Office of Scenic Arts performing with Alumni MFA actors from the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance: Osnel Delgado, Alianne Portuondo, Rayssel Cruz, Frank Egusquiza, Roberto Salomon, Noelvis Perez, Diana Hernandez, Jorge Luis Curbelo.
Author: Seth Panitch
Composer: Tom Wolfe
Director: Seth Panitch
Choreographer: Osnel Delgado
Producer: Cuban National Office of Scenic Arts, The University of Alabama and Company HavanaBama
Press Agent: Spin Cycle