Metropolitan Operas

By Joe Pintauro

Nov 19 - 29, 2014  

The Theatre Machine

 

Directed by Trevor Hayes

Starring Clara Altimas, Breanna Dillon, Adam Driscoll, Caitlin Driscoll, Christopher Hayes, Trevor Hayes, Craig Henderson,

David Lafontaine, Debra Lynne McCabe, Mark Paci, Joanne Saracen, Danka Scepanovic and Ferelith Young

Set and Graphic Design by AJ Little

Costume Design by Miranda Vanlogerenberg

Sound Design by Nicholas Potter

Lighting Design by David Lafontaine

Fight Direction by Robert Montcalm

Stage Managed by Amanda Piron

Produced by Christopher Hayes and Breanna Dillon

“Pintauro reveals a talent for dramatizing grand passions with almost operatic vigor. He unleashes a volcanic uproar of affection, obscenities and physical abuse worthy of Raging Bull.”

                                                                - N.Y.Times

Poster Design by AJ Little

About the Play

Video by AJ Little

The 27 short plays that comprise the entirety of the Metropolitan Operas were commissioned in 1985 by The Circle Repertory Company in New York City and produced in three-evening cycles, under the title Rapid Fire. In 1995, Dolphinback of Chicago presented the entire 27-play collection in marathon, day-long productions under the title American Divine. The pieces focus on the  “saints and sinners and the dreamers and destroyers of Pintauro’s sacred and profane world. There are bursts of unforgettable poetry.  Pintauro’s greatest strength is his poetic impulse--a lush blend of lyricism and mean streets rage.  All of Pintauro's characters are torn between sinning and penitence”(Chicago Sun-Times).

Reviews and Features

"A Full gamut of soaring emotions in a New York minute." | My Gay Toronto

"This little known material is full of emotion and contradictions and (...) the actors and director Trevor Hayes should be pleased with what he and the cast have made."  |  Mooney on Theatre

"Director Trevor Hayes does a good job of staging this eclectic group of plays. His direction is efficient, well thought out and effective in conveying the point of each piece."  |  The Slotkin Letter

Breanna Dillon in REX  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Caitlin Driscoll and Trevor Hayes in BIRD OF ILL OMEN  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Christopher Hayes in REX  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Craig Henderson and Clara Altimas in RULES OF LOVE  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Joanne Sarazen and Ferelith Young in 10 DOLLAR DRINKS  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Adam Driscoll in BIRDS IN CHURCH  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Caitlin Driscoll and Trevor Hayes in BIRD OF ILL OMEN  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Breanna Dillon and Mark Paci in SOFT DUDE  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Mark Paci in SOFT DUDE  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

David Lafontaine in SEYMOUR IN THE VERY HEART OF WINTER  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Christopher Hayes and Danka Scepanovic in FIAT  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Joanne Sarazen and Ferelith Young in 10 DOLLAR DRINKS  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

Mark Paci and Breanna Dillon in SOFT DUDE  |  Photo by Shaun Benson

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