In this modern retelling of the ancient Greek myth about the “original” princess, PSYCHE: A Modern Rock Opera is a stylistic musical hybrid of post-modernism and rock.
A theatrical fever dream where the human princess Psyche and the god Eros fall wildly in love, but Aphrodite and Psyche’s evil sisters may have other plans. When Psyche is spurned from her home, she is thrust into a netherworld where she is faced with challenge after daunting challenge in order to find her place in the world and of course, true love.
But will she survive? Will she go the distance to overcome the wrath of Aphrodite to take her place in the universe as a true hero who will change the world and the very nature of love forever?
Dates: August 29, 2014
Directed by: Michael Matthews
Composer and Librettist: Cindy Shapiro and Jack Wall
Choreography: Janet Roston
Musical Direction: Jack Wall
Cast: PSYCHE: Ashley Ruth Jones, EROS: Michael Starr, APHRODITE: Laura L. Thomas, SISTER/TROUBLE: Benai Boyd, SISTER/SORROW: Cindy Sciacca, ENSEMBLE: Cynthia Zitter, Katie Kitani, Grace Yoo, Nakia Secrest, Derrian Tolden, Philip Dean Lightstone, Mathew Domenic D’Amico, Neil Taffe
Cast Understudies: PSYCHE: Jacqueline Lopez, APHRODITE: Robyn Roth, SISTER/TROUBLE: Chanel Edwards-Frederick, ENSEMBLE: June Carryl, Mark Gelsomini