2012 | THE ISLAND OF NO TOMORROWS (2011 New Works Contest Winner)
In Fall of 2012, MultiStages produced “The Island of No Tomorrows” by Fengar Gael, with Original Music arranged and recorded by Anika Paris, Songs composed by N.B. Reade, Lyrics by Fengar Gael. Co-Production with Interart Development Series. This new work is not your traditional musical. The infant Esperanza’s mother dies in
childbirth, and Esperanza is given an artificial heart but not expected to live. Her father, Don Hilardo, sequesters Esperanza at Villa Leche, his ideal of heaven on earth, filled with a bevy of voluptuous nursing mothers to care for her until the dreaded day arrives. But Esperanza defies the odds in this madcap exploration of sexual subjugation, political oppression, and the challenges of parenting in the electronic age.
Cast: Richarda Abrams, Jen Anaya, Debra Cardona, Pedro Carmo (Broadway’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Veronica Cruz, Alexis Lauren Kinney, Lina Sarrello, Alexis Sweeney. Artistic Company:, Bruce Baumer Music Director, Theresa Burns Choreographer, OBIE Winning Projection Designer Jan Hartley, Costumes by Mark Richard Caswell
and Jessa-Raye Court. Lighting Design by Joyce Liao, AEA Production Stage Manager Jessica V. Urtecho, Directed by Lorca Peress.