A theatrical rendition of the Franz Schubert song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, set to poems by Wilhelm Müller.

 

Told from the perspective of a lovesick miller who has drowned himself in a brook, this production looked back on his past. Watery shadow projections spelled out his thoughts, and objects that might be floating in a brook formed faces to represent people he knew in life. A river of silk danced around him, until at last it enveloped him in death.

 

Produced by The Tank and Manhattan School of Music

 

Tenor: Dory Schultz

Pianist: Azusa Ueno

Puppeteers: Flor Bromley, Chris Gebauer, Nicola McEldowney, Equiano Mosieri, and Elizabeth Spano

 

Movement by Ryan Brooke Taylor

Designs painted by Arthur E Crumlish Jr. 

Costumes by Lauren Melnick 

Silk sewn by Dara Fargotstein

 

Puppets designed by Ben Prusiner.

© 2020 by Ben Prusiner