October 26 – 30, 2010

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description In Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, was a fetching young woman whose beauty set Hades' dark heart ablaze. He had to have her, and so he did, spiriting her into the depths of the Underworld.

In collaboration with composer Ben Neill, singer/actor Mimi Goese, and Tony Award-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man) -- and featuring Julia Stiles (Bourne films, Oleanna on Broadway) in the title role -- Ridge Theater (Lightning at our feet, 2008 Next Wave) reimagines the myth as a spectacular 19th-century theatrical tableau. Infused with rock and electronica, as well as evocative visuals, this work creates a fantastic mythical landscape that paves the way for Persephone to find her way home, only to return her to the Underworld forevermore.
Identifier 2010f.00967
Season Fall 2010
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerDan Safer
composerBen Neill
costume designerJane Alois Stein
directorBob McGrath
lighting designerJohn Ambrosone
musical directorBen Neill, Mimi Goese
musicianMimi Goese
playwrightWarren Leight
sound designerJamie McElhinney
video artistBill Morrison
visual artistLaurie Olinder