The Tragedy of Maria Macabre at La MaMa!



If you missed it last year, never fear darlings! Maria is back from the dead! (sort of...)

Sunday November 4th at 5:30 at the Club at La MaMa.
74a East 4th Street, btwn 2nd Ave and Bowery.

The RKP Theater Ensemble will resurrect their whimsically morbid dance piece The Tragedy of Maria Macabre, conceived, designed, and choreographed by Rachel Klein and the Ensemble. Additional choreography by Preston Burger and Danielle Marie Fusco.
Story by Rachel Klein, Sean Gill, and the Ensemble.

Starring the exquisite talents of: Elizabeth Stewart, Michael Porsche, Danielle Marie Fusco, Preston Burger, Megan O'Connor, Eric Schmalenberger, Freddy Mancilla, Brian Rubiano, and special guest starring as Maria Macabre the Love Show's Angela Harriell.

Photos by Michael Blase.

The Tragedy of Maria Macabre is a theatrical dance piece inspired by 19th century European Circus imagery, silent horror films, and el Dia de los Muertos. The story begins at the end of the life of our twisted heroine, Miss Macabre. Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured. Arriving in the land of the dead, Maria Macabre is greeted by the King and the Queen of the Dead, and many other ghoulish Hades-Dwellers including a maniacal Ringmistress, a Beauty Queen burnt to a crisp, a menacing French Clown, and three skeletal Mariachis.

The Tragedy of Maria Macabre was first developed through an Emerging Artists Grant from the Field in Association with the Tides Foundation. Excerpts of The Tragedy of Maria Macabre have been performed at the Kitchen, La MaMa, DUMBO DANCE Festival, the LES Festival at Theater for the New City, the premiere of Banzai! At the Red Lotus Room, the House of Yes, and the Bushwick Site Fest at 3rd Ward. The first full-length production debuted in March 2011 at Dixon Place to a sold out audience, and was encored at the Access Theater and at DCTV as part of the League of Independent Theater’s Spring Downtown Gala. The production ran for two weeks at the Wild Project in October of 2011 to much critical acclaim.

To be presented with Brandon Olson's AMAZING Jack Smith Homage!!!

Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at:
Proceeds go to the Howl Emergency Life Project.

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