by Jean Genet
In an upmarket brothel run by Madam Irma, patrons assume powerful roles - bishop, judge, general - as prostitutes play penitents, prisoners, and even horses. When revolution (embodied by former prostitute Chantal) arrives at Irma's doorstep, the patrons' roleplaying blurs with reality. Influenced by the Theatre of Cruelty, Genet suggested that the play should be performed as a "glorification of the Image and the Reflection."
music by Harry Warren; lyrics by Al Dubin, Johnny Mercer
book by Michael Stewart, Mark Bramble
The show focuses on the efforts of famed Broadway director Julian Marsh to mount a successful musical extravaganza at the height of the Great Depression. Below is a selection of Act I principal looks and a set of chorus girls - getting progressively sparklier and more naked - for the number "Dames".
by Henrik Ibsen
Peer Gynt chronicles the journey of its titular character from boy to old man as he travels from Norwegian mountains to the North African desert, blending poetry with social satire and realistic scenes with surreal ones. Included below are some scenic renderings for a small black-box theater, utilizing a circular rear-projection screen.