Sunday, May 11, 2003

The Playboy of the Western World, Op. 111


Op. 111 THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (May 11, 2003)
(after John Millington Synge)
Act I
Act II
Act III

Westeurasian frolic inspired by the (pseudo-) Easteurasian fantasy of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, with Monty Pythonesque Oedipal allusions to The Chieftains, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and swing jazz.

Performances:

August 23-26, 2007
San Francisco Cabaret Opera / Goat Hall Productions
Oakland Metro Operahouse, Oakland, CA

PEGEEN MIKE - Eliza O'Malley
SEAN KEOGH - William Loney
JIMMY FARREL - Kristen Jones
PHILLY CULLEN - Harriet March Page
MICHAEL JAMES - Karl Coryat
CHRISTY MAHON - Robert Benda
WIDOW QUIN - Beth Henry
SARA TANSEY - Kat Cornelius
HONOR BLAKE - Cynthia Weyuker
NELLY MCLAUGHLIN - Alexis Lane Jensen
SUSAN BRADY - Lisa McHenry
OLD MAHON - Mark Alburger

Promotional shot (Suzanna Mizell, Lisa McHenry, Robert Benda, Karl Coryat, Kat Cornelius, William Loney)

Poster, on a double bill with Steven Clark's Dionysus.

Rehearsal Shots, Piedmont Piano, Oakland, CA

Act II A m17 "Nobody in there this morn"
(McHenry)


Act II A m105 "Sarah Tansey, Susan Brady"
(Benda, Henry)


Act II A m178 "I am thinking Lord God sent him"
(Benda, Henry)


Act II A m182 "You are heroes, surely"
(McHenry, Henry, Benda)

Act II A "There now, drink a health to wonders"
(Henry, Benda)


Act II B m178 "And you'd be using bribery?"
(Henry, Benda)


Act II B m194 "It's true all girls are fond of courage, and do hate the likes of you"
(Henry, Loney)


Act II B m211 "What would you give me?"
(Henry, Loney)


Act II B "Oh, Widow Quin, I will give anything"



Act II B m236 "If you could see yourself"



Act II C m64 "Best be wary of a mortified scalp"
(Henry, Alburger)



Act II C m70 "In the splendor of the sun"
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m76 "My own wickedness, is that it?"
(Alburger, Henry)


Act II C m96 "He never pulled his weight?"
(Henry, Alburger)



Act II C m100 "Up and hiding"
(Henry, Alburger)


Dress Rehearsal Stills:



Act I C m14 "Is it yourself is fearing the polis?"
(Jones, Page, Benda, Coryat)



Act I E m220 "She did not" (O'Malley, Benda, Henry)


Act II A m93 "Mister, you are welcome"
(McHenry, Cornelius, Benda, Weyuker, Lane-Jensen)


Act II A m18 "Husband to the Widow Quin"
(Henry, Cornelius, Benda)



Act II B m154 "See this, Mister?"
(Henry, Benda, Loney)



Act II C m54 "I want to destroy'm for breaking"
(Alburger, Henry)


Act II B m58 "Ugly Streeler"
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m96 "Making faces"
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m100 "He up and hiding"
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m111 "Which way is he fled?"
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m115 "Can overtake him?
(Henry, Alburger)


Act II C m120 "Let you give good vengeance"
(Benda, Henry)


Act II D m48 "You'll be like me"
(Henry, Benda)



Act II D m72 "How would a lovely girl like you know about lonesome?"
(Henry, Benda)

Act III A m29(1x) "His father's rotten in the ground by now"
(Jones, Page)

Act III A m29 (2x) "Some with full teeth and some haven't but one"
(Jones, Page)

Act III A m38(1x) "Lay your eyes on this skull"
(Jones, Page, Alburger)

Act III A m47(1x) "It was my own son that hit me."
(Jones, Page, Alburger)

Act III A m38(2x) "I saw coasting schooner passing"
(Page, Alburger)

Act III A m55 "Do you know what? That man's raving."
(Henry, Page, Alburger)

Act III A m94(1x) "I'm poorly only."
(Jones, Page, Alburger, Henry)

Act III A m94(2x) "He's poorly only."
(Jones, Page, Alburger, Henry)


Act III B m19 "I'm thinking we'll have right sport"
(Henry, Page)



Act III C m62 "Stop that, will you!"
(Jones, O'Malley, Benda, Cornelius, Alburger, McHenry, Coryat)



Act III C m82 "It's himself pretending to be dead"
(Jones, O'Malley, Benda, Page, Alburger, Cornelius, McHenry, Coryat)



Act 3 C m119 "You're after making me a mighty man this day."
(Jones, Page, Benda, Alburger, Cornelius, McHenry)


Act III D m14 "They're turning against you, my lad"
(Henry, Benda)


Act III D m18 "Come by the back door"
(Henry, Benda)

Act III D m52 "Twist a hangman's knot"
(Coryat, Page, Loney, Jones"

Act III D m55 "He's the wickedest and the worst with me"
(Loney, Coryat, O'Malley, Page, Jones)

Act III D m57 "You take the rope, Pegeen."
(O'Malley, Loney, Coryat, Page, Jones)

Act III D 141 "Are you coming to be killed third time?"
(Coryat, Lane-Jenson, Benda, Weyuker, Alburger, Loney)

Act III D m148 "They're taking me to the peelers."
(McHenry, Coryat, Benda, Lane-Jenson, Weyuker, Alburger, Loney)

Act III D m150 "They're going to have me hanged."
(McHenry, Coryat, Benda, Lane-Jenson, Weyuker, Alburger, Loney)

Act III D m164 "Well, little I care about such things."
(Jones, O'Malley, Page, Benda, Loney, Coryat, Alburger)

Act III D m169 "I the captain with his heathen slave."
(Lane-Jenson, Benda, Alburger)

Act III D m176 "Master of all fights!"
(Lane-Jensen, Weyuker, Benda, Alburger)

Act III D m195 "I've lost The Playboy of the Western World!"
(Cornelius, McHenry, Loney, Coryat, O'Malley)

Video Captures from Performances:

Act I A m56 "Isn't it long the nights are"
(Loney, O'Malley)

Act I B m40 "If you're afeard let Shawn stop along"
(Coryat, Loney, Page, O'Malley)



Act I E "If I did not"
(O'Malley, Benda, Henry)


Recording:

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
(NEW MUSIC, 2008)
Act I A







Act II
Act II

Airplay:

June 1-4, 2007
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