SISTERS FOLLIES (BETWEEN TWO WORLDS)
An October ghost story commissioned to celebrate the 2015 Abrons’ Playhouse Centennial. Sisters’ Follies: Between Two Worlds celebrates the founders of the Playhouse, Alice and Irene Lewisohn, and stars Downtown legends and Abrons favorites, Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz as the sisters and enduring artistic spirits of the theater. This homegrown spooktacular presents the ultimate revival, possessed by the sisters and their legacy of avant-garde performance and dance, way, way downtown, still haunting the playhouse 100 years later.
Directed and Designed by Basil Twist, Lighting Design Poe Saegusa, Costume Design Machine Dazzle, Sound Design Akey, Projection Design Daniel Brodie, Production Stage Manager Neelam Vaswani, Thomas Wilfred "Clavilux" recreation by Joshua Light Show.
Performed by Joey Arias, Julie Atlas Muz, Kate Brehm, Jessica Scott, Ashley Winkfield, Chris De Ville, Lute Breuer, Katie Melby, Jonothon Lyons, Rachael Shane and David Ojala.
“The visions conjured up by Mr. Twist, the creator of the peerless puppet ballet “Symphonie Fantastique,” are often divine, even when they’re infernal.” - New York Times
Sisters Follies was a centennial commission of Abrams Art Center to celebrate their 100th anniversary season.
Featuring Julie Atlas Muz and Joey Arias
with performers Kate Brehm, Lute Breuer, Chris De Ville, Ben Elling, Jonothon Lyons, Katie Melby, David Ojala,
Jessica Scott, Rachael Shane, Ashley Winkfield, John Dyer
Created and directed by Basil Twist, Original Music and Music Direction by Wayne Barker, Lighting Design: Ayumu Poe Saegusa
Costume Design: Machine Dazzle, Sound Design: A-Key, Projection Design: Daniel Brodie and Gabriel Aronson, Action Choreographer: Rick Sordelet, Production Stage: Manager Neelam Vaswani, Creative Producer: Barbara Busackino, Sisters Follies Orchestra: Wayne Barker, George Rush, Joshua Samuels, Fred Rose, Matthew Mitchell, Mike Dobson, Thomas Wilfred "Clavilux" recreation by Joshua Light Show