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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

Annie Salem: An American Tale

July 5-7, 2019

In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Adapted from the novel by Mac Wellman
Book by Rachel Chavkin
Music by Heather Christian
Lyrics by Heather Christian and Rachel Chavkin
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Movement by Raja Feather Kelly

Featuring: David Abeles, Tattiana Aqeel, Stephen Bogardus, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Brian Flores, Ari Groover, Christopher Sears, Margo Siebert, Ching Valdes-Aran

An otherworldly journey into the jagged heart of rust-belt Ohio, where blue monkeys play in the wreckage of post-industrial America, and where high school boy Jack Scan is in love with the prettiest girl in town. This timely adaptation of Mac Wellman’s wry, surrealist coming-of-age story, adapted by Obie Award-winning artists Rachel Chavkin (Hadestown, The Great Comet) and Heather Christian (Animal Wisdom), travels through time and space, to Mars and back again as it tries to make sense of the forces lurking in the American woods.