TCHAIKOVSKY Plays American Theatre of Actors, Now thru 9/1
Tchaikovsky is a play about one man's struggle to find acceptance and felicity in his life. It will play the American Theatre Of Actors - Chernuchin Theatre, tonight, August 29th through September 1st at 8pm with a matinee on Sunday at 2pm.
It tells the story of a broken man, who from the time of childhood has only known heartbreak, emptiness and solitude. He goes through life pretending to be something he is not, and finding discontent around every corner. That man, is in fact, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky. The composer that we have all grown to know and love, in reality is more of a mystery than we think. Such enigma and controversy has surrounded Tchaikovsky's life for many years. From his homosexuality, to his drinking problems, to his untimely death, which has been widely regarded as suicide by arsenic poisoning, rather than Cholera.
This play gives people a chance to see the real Tchaikovsky, to delve into his mind and see the things he saw, and feel the things he felt. To understand the man, behind the music that changed classical music, forever. The play will feature over 15 pieces of Tchaikovsky's music from his ballet, operas, orchestral and chamber works.
CREATIVE TEAM: Original Play Written By: Andrew Wyeth Neal; Directed By: Rob Belchere; Artistic Advisor - Isabel Mares; Costume Designer - Autumn Hyun; Choreographer - Nancy Whyte; Set Designer - Anastasios "Taso" Megaris; Set Builder - Zach Merritt
THE CAST: OLD TCHAIKOVSKY - Franco Pistritto; MIDDLE AGED TCHAIKOVSKY - Tristan Cano; MODEST TCHAIKOVSKY - Bjorn Pederson; VLADMIR DAVIDOV - David Andrew Laws; ALEKSEY APUKHTIN - Jonathan Weirich; NADEZHDA VON MECK - Erin Mairead O'Kane; ANTONINA MILYUKOVA - Alisa Ermolaev; DR. VASILI BERTENSEN - Brandon DeSpain; DR. LIEV BERTENSEN - David Bodenschatz
ALEXANDRA - Ashley Thaxton; EDUARD ZAK - Tyler Coughlin; IOSEF KOTEK/ OTTO VON MECK - Glenn Richards; IVAN VSEVOLOZHSKY/HEADMASTER - Robin Rightmyer; GEORGE VON MECK/SERVANTS - Victor Fernandes; NIKOLAY JACOBI/NIKOLAI RUBINSTEIN - John Trujillo; ANDREYEVNA TCHAIKOVSKY/TATYANA - Isabel Maria Mare?; YOUNG TCHAIKOVSKY - Jack Cesarano; WAITERS/DUKE STENBOK-FERMOR - Andrew Wyeth Neal
DANCERS: Pasqualino Beltempo, Natalia Sheptalova, Dora Novak, Nina Deacon, Dona Wiley and Quimen Sanchez.