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The Love of the Nightingale

By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Sarah Hickler

Full of both tragedy and unexpected humor, this retelling of the Greek myth of Philomele and her sister Procne demands the importance of speaking truth to power. A horrific cycle of violence begins before hope can finally be delivered through magical, eternal transformation.


Creative Team

Director Sarah Hickler
Scenic Designer Samuel Vawter
Costume Designer Elisabetta Polito
Lighting  Designer Scott Pinkney
Lighting Designer Joshua Klein
Sound Designer Ben Emerson
Dramaturg James Hovis
Stage Manager Alexander Pierce

Acting Company

Philomele Lauren Capkanis
Procne Shannon Sullivan
Tereus Daniel Anderson
Niobe Tonasia Jones
Itys Jonathan Gutierrez
King Pandion Zak Stevens
Queen Tianna Tuttle
Female Chorus Olivia Hoffman
Elizabeth Milanovich
Kat Solko
Frances Torres
Maya Tripathy
Tianna Tuttle
Male Chorus Alexander Rankine
Zak Stevens
Felix Teich
Forrest Tiffany
Kai Tshikosi
Blake Vesey