Yes, you read that right, our adaptation of W.A. Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte is so drastic, we’ve had to change the title! Once a humorous treatise on the fickleness of women (the title can roughly be translated to “All women are like that”), our modern take seeks to explore just how screwed up we all are when it comes to love, and how our preconceived notions about relationships, gender roles, and the nature of devotion lead us to disastrous (and in this case, hilarious) consequences.
Our extreme adaptation of Mozart’s popular opera features (among other things) time travel, gender-switching, fantasy tabletop role-playing, a Marriage of Figaro crossover, chocolate beverages, a twin-operated cafe, snorkeling gear, and some of the most beautiful music ever written.
Don Alfonso: Brandon Dallmann
Ferrando: McKenna Troy
Guglielmo: Eliza Carson
Fiordiligi: Calandra Damouras
Dorabella: Ayla Connor-Kirshbaum
Barbarina: Julia Jemsek
Carina: Carina Gravante-Gunnells
Milena: Milena Gravante-Gunnells
Ensemble: Sarah Fischer, Isabelle Bouvier, Greyson Lynch, Craig Judicki, Parker Black, Brayden Stallmann, Liam Shannon
Music by W.A. Mozart, edited by James David Jacobs
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, adapted by James David Jacobs
Directed by Melinda Beasi
Musical Direction by Lemuel Gurtowsky
Stage Manager: Abigail Morris
Assistant Stage Manager: Angela Oldham Barca
Artwork by KaiJu
August, 2017, Gateway City Arts
Stay tuned for more information, including performance dates and times!