Book and Lyrics by Sarah Ruhl
Music by Todd Almond
"Theatre Elision has done it again, produced a musical theater piece that I have never heard of before and is delightfully absurd . . ." -Twin Cities Stages
“Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is playwright Sarah Ruhl's first musical based on her 2002 play of the same title. It tells the story of Tilly, whose melancholy is of such exquisite quality that it causes every stranger she meets to fall in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Tilly’s hairdresser becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond and it’s up to Tilly to get her back.
Cast and Creative
Mary Alice Hutton