Dates/Time: 05/18/17 - 05/21/17
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Space: Theaterlab | Theater
Sacred Circle presents
Rondeau: A Beauty Masked
May 18 – 21 | Thurs & Fri at 8pm, Sat at 3pm & 8pm, Sun at 5pm
Tickets: $18 HERE
Rondeau (noun)-a piece of Baroque music consisting of a repeated phrase interrupted by other musical themes. Often accompanied by a grand and lively dance where each dancer rotates through a cycle of partners.
In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne after a decade of Puritanical rule under the moralizing dictator Oliver Cromwell. The English Restoration became a celebration of pleasure, intrigue, and seduction. Dances became flirtier, letters became dirtier, and the newly reopened theatres became the backdrop for an age of promiscuous identity. An age that would bear the most dangerous and exciting of plays: the sex comedy.
Rondeau: A Beauty Masked desecrates, masticates, and recreates Restoration Comedy. A familiar dance begins. The famed courtesan Angellica Bianca falls in love with the cocky Willmore. They have been here before. Willmore cannot control his desires. The partners switch. New players dance the same dance. Each hides behind a new mask. Someone’s heart breaks. Someone takes what is not theirs. And still the shadow of Oliver Cromwell looms on high, casting over them the wrath of an angry God. Join Sacred Circle Theatre Company as we mount our first full-length new work. Rondeau: A Beauty Masked tempts us to explore our most carnal appetites and our darkest longings. Will they yield pleasure or beget pain?
Cast: C Bain, Blaize Emily Hall, Mia Longenecker, Marlee Miller, Summer Minerva, Corynne Victoria Peters, Elina Shnayderman, Denali Thomas, Rebecca F Travis
Writer: C Bain and Sacred Circle Theatre Company
Director: Raymond Arnold
Music Director: Mia Longenecker
Lead Designer: Rebecca F Travis
Lighting Designer: Chloe Czinsky
Stage Manager/Assistant Director: Anise