2008 |THE JUDAS TREE (2007 New Works Contest Winner)
In Spring 2008, MultiStages produced The Judas Tree by Mary Fengar Gail, Music by Anika Paris, Lyrics by James Schevill, Choreography by Jennifer Chin, Directed by Artistic Director Lorca Peress at Teatro La Tea. MultiStages was invited to present the play in the Theatre for the New City’s Lower Eastside Festival. Dark secrets are unearthed in this tale of murder, magic, and seduction, based loosely on the crimes of serial killer Dorothea Puente. The Judas Tree is a mythical play of operatic proportion with poetic songs, a turbulent garden of dancing corpses, and the 1958 murder trial of Elena Fiero.
CAST: featuring Roseanne Medina, John Haggerty, Colleen Cosgrove, José Febus, Daniel H. Hicks, Lily Mercer, Tanya Perez, with Grace Bernicker, Michael Martin-Badier, Andrea Pizza, Lisa Walker, Patricio Witis. ARTISTIC and PRODUCTION COMPANY: Choreography Jennifer Chin, Music Director Bruce Baumer, Lighting Design Alex Moore, Costume Design Peter Janis, Scenic Design Lorca Peress, Costume Design Assistant, Christopher McCardell, AEA Production Stage Manager Jessica V. Urtecho, Assistant To The Producer Melissa Kraus, Press Representative, Scotti Rhodes Publicity, Directed By Lorca Peress.