Photo Flash: TROUBADOR 'Sings' at the Theater at the Church Of The Epiphany
HDM Productions presents TROUBADOUR, a new musical of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, now playing a limited-run October 9-November 2, 2009 at The Theater at The Church of the Epiphany (1394 York Avenue @ E. 74th Street). Performances play Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 8:00PM, with Sunday matinees at 3:00PM. Troubadour's music is written by Bert Draesel, lyrics by John Martin, and direction by John Margulis. Tickets, priced at $18, are available by calling (212) 737-2720 X 56 and more information available by visiting http://epiphanynyc.org/whats-new/214-theater-at-epiphany.
Many are familiar with St. Francis and his love of animals, celebrated each October by churches all around the world with the blessing of pets and creatures of all kinds. Troubadour deals not only with that Francis, but with the dynamic, world-changing Francis who gave up his privileged existence and warrior ambitions to become a poverty-loving troubadour of the Lord. Set in the 13th Century against an exciting panorama that takes in Rome, Assisi, and the Holy Land crusades, Troubadour centers on the dynamic drama of a man struggling to maintain his unique vision against high-pressure opposition. Recent years have witnessed a remarkable increase of interest in the life and work of Francis and his oneness with the created order. His story is a truly timeless one--that of an individual whose love and commitment to the poor and less fortunate is legendary and is an inspiration to all of us who struggle to understand what it means to love and care for our neighbor.
TROUBADOUR features music by Bert Draesel (Max and the Truffle Pig, Everyman and Bouncing Back) and lyrics by John Martin (Joyful Noises, A Chosen Vessel, Macdeath) and a book co-authored by Martin and Draesel. John Margulis is the director and Nat Habib is the producer.Troubadour's cast includes Aaron Davis; Robert A. Felbinger; Charles Kavel; Rob Maitner; Mary Catherine McDonald; Samuel Perwin; John Weigand; and Alex Yacovelli.
Performances of TROUBADOUR play Friday, Oct 9-Monday, November 2, 2009, Friday, Saturday and Mondays Evenings at 8:00PM, and Sunday Matinees at 3:00PM at The Theater at The Church of the Epiphany (1393 York Avenue @ E. 74th Street). Tickets, priced at $18, are available by calling (212) 737-2720 X56 and more information available by visiting http://epiphanynyc.org/whats-new/214-theater-at-epiphany.
Photo Credit: Michael Portantiere