I had a fabulous time working again with director and choreographer, Shela Xoregos on the new comedy, EROS & PSYCHE by Donna Spector this past July. My first introduction to the play was a well attended public reading in February, a chilly day with snow flurries, at the beautiful Jefferson Market Library. We all met a couple months later at Shela’s apartment to discuss adding music, and other general details. The first notes I penned (penciled actually) were for scene 1, the wonderful opening scene, where we find Psyche in the garden counting stars. Each pitch was derived from the star’s number: 5,034… 5,035. And wouldn’t you know, they created a beautiful celestial sound world. You can hear that, and excerpts of the west wind music, the choral music that opens Act 2, the sheep’s song, and Eros & Psyche’s duet, in the video below, made at the Flushing Library Theater in Queens.
Photos from opening night, August 7, 2014: Central Park, Diana Ross Playground Lawn
Directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos
Stage Manager: Shawn Lockaton
Ass’t Stage Manager: Faheem Jackson
2nd Ass’t Stage Manager: Caitlin Morrison
Costumes: Regina Cate
Lighting: Don Cate
Properties: Nina Paradiz
Costume Ass’t: Bong Dizon
Original music score by James Barry
FEATURING: Christiana Rebecca Blain, Laurie Avant, Andrew R. Cooksey, Stephanie Willing, Sophia Reppert, Amanda Rodhe, Oksana Trofimenko, Will Cooper and Kurt Roediger.