Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre invites you to a new project
brought to you in part through a Sanctuary: completion grant:


Act I of a new Greek/Ottoman-inspired folk opera
Directed by Ian Belton
Libretto & Lyrics by Ruth Margraff
Composed & Concept by Nikos Brisco
Dramaturgy by Donna Linderman
Set & Costumes by Anka Lupes
Lighting by Allen Hahn
Assistant Director Jeremy Pickard

A story of three brothers…Two from the same father slain in the failed rebellions of occupied Crete before 1889. One carved with the dagger when they were boys who grows up to be a Turkish pasha at the end of the Ottoman Empire. Set in the Greek blues of a mythic taverna on the highly prized Island of Crete, that has lain, fatally, for thousands of years, in the coveted passageway between the Balkans, Asia Minor and the Mediterranean Basin.

at Here Arts Center, 145 Avenue of the Americas (btw Spring & Dominick)
Friday, JANUARY 14, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m.

This show will also be presented two more times Winter/Spring 2005, so if you can’t make these two performances, don’t worry!

Performed by:
Ed Vasallo
Piter Fattouche
Phil Ristaino
Raul Julia
Dorien Makhloghi
Reema Zaman
Stephanie Kiahtipes
Ruth Margraff
Nikos Brisco

Nikos Brisco: gypsy guitar, mainland lauto, bouzouki, tzouras, baglama, etc.
Rami El-Aasser: dumbek, riq, frame drums, etc.
Ron Riley: guitar, tzouras, mainland laouto.
Ruth Margraff: accordion, Cretan lyra.

Part of HERE’s CULTUREMART 2005, HERE’s annual winter festival featuring multidisciplinary work by resident artists from the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).

This production has been made possible, in part through a CHASHAMA THEATER Area Award residency space grant and Materials for the Arts. This show is also part of The Hellenic Festival, presented by The New York Public Library in association with the Queens Library. Visit Supported in part by the Hellenic Festival of the New York Public Library, Chashama Residency Space Grant, Sanctuary Theater, Amerikus Greek Wines, a Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre completion grant and the kind and generous donations of friends.

HERE Arts Center supports the work of artists at all stages in their careers through full productions, artist residency programs, festivals and subsidized performance and rehearsal space. All work at HERE is curated based on the strength and uniqueness of the artist’s vision. CULTUREMART is being presented through HERE’s Resident Artist Program, which provides development, commissions and full production support.