Adapted from the novel MRS. DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf
Written by Ellen McLaughlin
Developed with and Directed by Rachel Dickstein
Original Music by Gina Leishman
Extended run at Baruch Center for Performing Arts September 7th-October 8th.
”Septimus & Clarissa is the most successful adaptation for the stage of Virginia Woolf’s work I have ever seen.”
– Jim O’Quinn, Editor-in-Chief, American Theatre
“Thrilling and richly theatrical… Septimus and Clarissa” finds hypnotic poetry in the ordinary, the solemn, the rapturous and just about everything in between.”
– The New York Times
“A breathtaking fusion of Woolf’s text, Ellen McLaughlin’s adept adaptation, Gina Leishman’s evocative musical score, and Rachel Dickstein’s imaginative direction. - Backstage
“A modest dance-theater masterpiece!” - New York Magazine
SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA takes audiences on a timely and harrowing ride inside the minds of a shell-shocked World War I veteran and an upper-class housewife forced to face her deepest fears. This visceral exploration of Woolf’s groundbreaking novel dives deep into the tensions of post-WWI London to expose the darkness that lurks beneath the fragile surface of peace.
Created in collaboration with the ensemble: Craig Baldwin, LeeAnne Hutchison, Paula McGonagle, Ellen McLaughlin, Tom Nelis, Henry Stram, Susan Pellegrino, Tommy Schrider, and Miriam Silverman.
Set and properties Susan Zeeman Rogers
Costumes Oana Botez-Ban
Lighting Keith Parham
Sound Jane Shaw