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American Repertory Theatre
Cambridge, USA

The King Stag

Carlo Gozzi, English version by Albert Bermel

Directed by Andrei Serban
Movement by Julie Taymor
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Sets designed by Michael H. Yeargan
Costumes, masks, and puppetry designed by Julie Taymor
Lighting adapted by John Ambrosone
Sounds by Christofer Walker


Remo Airaldi (Cigolotti)
David Acrroyd (Durandarte)
Harry S.Murphy (Brigella)
Marianne Owen (Smeraldina)
Scott Ripley (Truffaldino)
Will LeBow (Tartaglia)
Sarah Newhouse (Clarice)
Jeremy Geidt (Pantalone)
Monica Koskey (Angela)
Benjamin Evett (Leandro)
Thomas Derrah (Deramo)
Russ Gold (Multi-percussionist)

Movement of the shadow puppets, marionettes, and kites:

Alison Augustin, Kelli Edwards, Victoria Stewart.

Director Andrei Serban was born in Romania and studied at the Theatre Institute in Bucharest. His earliest productions included several plays, culminating in an acclaimed staging of Julius Caesar, which led to a Ford Foundation grant to work with New York's La Mama Experimental Theatre Company. In New York he met Peter Brook, who invited him to work with him in Paris. Serban's productions in the US have included the classical Greek trilogy, The Trojan Women, Electra, and Medea, as The Good Woman of Szechuan, The Cherry Orchard, Les Paraplues de Cher-bourg, and Agamemnon in New York, and several plays at Yale University and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard. He is currently director of the Drama Department at Columbia University in New York. Since his first opera production, Eugene Onegin for the Welsh National Opera, he has returned to Cardiff for I Puritani (a production also staged by the Company in 1993), Rodelinda, The Merry Widow, and Norma. He has also directed productions for Opera North in Leeds, the Netherlands Opera, Paris Opera, Geneva Opera, New York City Opera (Alcina), and in Boston (the world premiere of Philip Glass's The Juniper Tree). His production of Turandot had its premiere at the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles before opening the 1984-85 season at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Recent stagings include Don Carlos, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, and The Fiery Angel in Geneva, Enescu's Oedipe at the Romanian National Opera, Fidelio, Prince Igor and others. Next season he will direct L'Italiana in Algeri at the Bastille.

Moscow Chekhov Art Theatre
31 March, 1 April
Kamergersky Lane, 3

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