October 5 - 29
Directed by Matt Conner
Music by Jenny Giering
Book and Lyrics by Beth Blatt
Paramour. Concubine. Adulteress. Jezebel. The Mistress Cycle is a musical tale of sacrifice, destruction, and renewal that follows Tess, a 30-something photographer in Manhattan, as she wrestles with the proposition of a wealthy gentleman to “keep her” as his mistress. As she contemplates the offer she is presented with numerous mirages of mistresses throughout history, from a 14 year old concubine of 12th century China to a bordello Madame from turn-of-the-last-century New Orleans. Can these women provide the insight Tess so desperately needs to decide her fate?
Sponsored by Mark F. Werblood, Esq.