THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
BY: Fernando Arrabal
TRANSLATED BY: Tom and Helen Gary Bishop
DIRECTED BY: Beata Pilch
Opened October, 2004
“Director Beata Pilch and her Trap Door collaborators give themselves over to the task with a sense of no-holds-barred exorcism.”
-Hedy Weiss, The Chicago Sun Times
CAST: Carissa Diest, Cheryl Golemo, John Kahara, Kim McKean, Sarah McMaster, Bethany Perkins, Beata Pilch, Carolyn Shoemaker, Holly Thomas, Wesley Walker, Carl Wisniewski and featuring Virginia Worley as Lais.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Nicole Wiesner
SET DESIGN: Ewelina Dobiesz
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Sean Griffin
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
VIDEO DESIGN: Carrie Holt de Lama
The Garden of Delights…
The Garden of Delights depicts the fascinating story of a famous actress and her schizophrenic journey to self discovery. Through fantastical interactions with animals she keeps locked in cages and memories of people from her childhood, The Garden of Delights explores the lesbian tendencies of strong adolescent attachments and the sadomasochistic experience of adult love.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
This production is partially sponsored by Etant Donnes: The French American Fund for the Performing Arts and The Association Beaumarchais.