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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

The Waves

July 19-29, 2018

In the Powerhouse Theater

Adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf
Book by Lisa Peterson
Music and Lyrics by David Bucknam
With Additional Music by Adam Gwon
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Creative Consultant Raúl Esparza

Scenic Design by Rachel Hauck
Costume Design by Michael Krass
Lighting Design by Jen Schriever
Sound Design by Nick Kourtides

Featuring: Ken Barnett, Raúl Esparza, Eleasha Gamble, Douglas Lyons, Alice Ripley, Lauren Worsham

Six childhood friends and their shifting relationships come vibrantly to life in this captivating chamber musical inspired by Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel.  Over the course of one day - or is it a lifetime? - The Waves illuminates the interior yearnings, ambitions, and defeats of these extraordinary individuals with stirring choral music and Woolf’s signature text. Writer/director Lisa Peterson (An Iliad) and composer Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days) revisit and reimagine Bucknam and Peterson’s lush and layered musical, which premiered off-Broadway over thirty years ago.