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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


July 10 - July 12, 2015

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Book by Sybille Pearson
Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Based on the short story by Somerset Maugham
Directed by Barry Edelstein

1924. Two married couples find themselves quarantined on a small island in the South Pacific during a torrential storm. Enter Sadie Thompson, a woman with a dark past and a bottle of good whiskey. Secrets are revealed and sexual tensions ignite and explode in this new musical adaptation of the classic Somerset Maugham story. From five-time Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (Giant, The Wild Party, Marie Christine), Tony-nominated writer Sybille Pearson (Baby, Giant) and director Barry Edelstein (Nathan Englander’s The Twenty- Seventh Man, Steve Martin’s The Underpants).