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Production History
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2017 - 2018
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Wild Party
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

2016 - 2017
Urinetown
Metropolis
Peter and the Starcatcher
The Arabian Nights



2015 - 2016
Adventures of Prince Achmed

Avenue Q

Equus
Journey to the West


2014 - 2015
Absolutely! {perhaps}
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Fire and The Rain


2013 - 2014
36 Views
Scapin
The Love of the Nightingale


2012 - 2013
Taking Steps
Zorro
Gilgamesh


2011 - 2012
The Ramayana (remount)
Arms and the Man
Blood Wedding
Metamorphoses



2010 - 2011
Women Beware Women
On The Razzle
The Green Bird



2009 - 2010
A Flea in Her Ear
Three Sisters
The Ramayana


2008 - 2009
Temptation
The Marriage of Figaro
Crazyface



2007 - 2008
A Dream Play
The Arabian Nights
The Good Woman of Setzuan
The Oresteia

  The Love of the Nightingale
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The Love of the Nightingale closed on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Editors' Pick in The Washington Post

The Love of the Nightingale
is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

Critics are raving about The Love of the Nightingale!

"Sumptuous Theatrical Sensibility" - The Washington Post

"Highly Recommended!" - DC Theatre Scene

"Has all the disturbing elements of a juicy Greek tragedy" - The Washingtonian

"Teasley's rhythms touch the heart and soul" - DC Theatre Scene

"A curious mix of the gruesome and the hilarious" -Theater Mania


April 24- May 25

110 minutes
No Intermission
Recommended for Ages 16+


Constellation Theatre Company performs at Source, 1835 14th Street NW.

In a world of passion and violence, two sisters are driven to do the unimaginable.


Against a backdrop of war, two sisters are separated by a marriage and a vast ocean. Ever curious about the world, the young Philomele bravely takes a voyage on the high seas in hopes of a reunion. While the stars may guide the ship's course, danger is in the air and our heroine must harness her inner creativity to survive.



 

 


Photos by Stan Barouh.












Audiences Are Enjoying The Love of the Nightingale!

"What an incredible retelling of a classic Greek myth!" -- Amanda

"Awesome plot, acting, set design, and outstanding background music. So good, I might see it a 2nd time." -- Juanita Newell

"A mesmerizing production. The music, costumes, act, and the atmosphere worked really well... It was fantastic." -- Misa

"...The story is a classic one and cast was phenomenal - they nailed it. Great date night... buy now!" -- Jay

The Critics Love the Show!

The Love of the Nightingale is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

Editors' Pick in The Washington Post

"Highly Recommended!" - DC Theatre Scene

""Incredibly smart and often funny" - DCMTA

"Teasley's rhythms touch the heart and soul" - DC Theatre Scene

"Bold and Courageous Storytelling" - DC Theatre Scene


See What Else Patrons Are Saying About the Show

 

"I have seen the play twice now... Tom Teasley's terrific, haunting music adds magic to the mix. Great work from a fine little theater company.” -- Kathryn Burton

"Wonderful play based on Ovid, a Roman writer of "myths." Constellation Theater's director is able to pull out performances from the actors that delve into the theater goer's psyche. The story becomes "alive" within us, informing us of our own possibilities for action, reflection, revenge, and resolution."


Editors' Pick in The Washington Post

The Love of the Nightingale is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

"Constellation Theatre Company has developed one of the most distinctive house styles in town, especially when they light into classic myths and exotic design"

- The Washington Post


"Through Stockman's bold and courageous storytelling, Constellation has yet again, tackled ancient difficult tales that resonate with modern complexity, aching to be retold." - DC Theatre Scene


The Love of the Nightingale is Helen Hayes Awards Recommended

"Constellation is at its best when the material is most challenging, and The Love of the Nightingale is the best kind of challenging
." - DC Metro Theater Arts


"Stockman's production artfully weaves song, puppetry, and dance throughout the proceedings." -The Washingtonian

"The quality of the acting is extraordinary throughout." -ShowBizRadio

"The Love of the Nightingale is not a play for the timid, but it is a play for people who expect and enjoy excellent acting and production elements in theatre. Constellation Theatre Company delivers these in abundance."
-MD Theatre Guide


"Tom Teasley has a unique talent for creating music that is at once ancient and modern. Taking inspiration from Greek, Balan and Thracian music - particularly well suited for for his original music for this production, Teasley also adds another layer to the eternal discussion of communication with music, so fitting for a play which ends when humans transformed into birds communicate in what we hear as music." -Sharpencity


ENSEMBLE

Philomele ................................ Megan Dominy
Procne ................................... Dorea Schmidt
Tereus .............................. Matthew Schleigh*
Niobe .............................. Rena Cherry Brown
Itys .................................... Henry Niepoetter
Hippolytus, Chorus .................... Bru Ajueyitsi
Queen, June ..................... Vanessa Bradchulis
King, Chorus ........................ Edward Christian
Theseus, Chorus ......................... Daniel Corey
Aphrodite, Hero .................. Jennifer J. Hopkins
Captain, Chorus ............................ Ashley Ivey
Nurse, Iris .............................. Emma Jackson*
Phaedra, Helen ............................ Neelam Patel

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director ........................... Allison Arkell Stockman
Live Musician & Composer .................. Tom Teasley
Scenic Designer ................................ A.J. Guban^
Costume Designer ............................. Kendra Rai^
Lighting Designer ......................... Joseph R. Walls
Fight Choreographer ............... Matthew R. Wilson#
Dance & Movement Choreographer ......... Kelly King
Props Designer ............................... Angela Plante
Dramaturg ........................................ Maddie Gaw
Puppet Designer ................................. Don Becker
Puppet Choreographer ........................ Eric Brooks
Stage Manager ....................... Cheryl Ann Gnerlich
Technical Director ......................... Jason Krznarich

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

Assistant Director ......................... Gwen Grastorf
Assistant Stage Manager .................... Daniel Mori
Assistant Stage Manager ............... Brett Abelman
Production Assistant ....................... James Brown
Scenic Artist ..................................... Pallas Bane
Master Electrician ................................ Alex Keen
Assistant Costume Designer ........ Courtney Wood
Associate Sound Designer ........ Adam W. Johnson
Associate Lighting Designer ....... Lesley Boeckman
Sound Engineer .............................. Jim Robeson
Sound Board Operator ............. Alec Henneberger

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union for professional actors & stage managers
^ Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE
# Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society


   
       
 
Constellation Theatre Company
1835 14th Street NW | Washington D.C. | 20009 | 202.204.7741 | boxoffice@ConstellationTheatre.org
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