Produced by: Piper Theatre Productions, Inc.
Written and Directed by: John P. McEneny
Associate Director: Mollie Lief Abramson
Technical Direction: Nicholas Gossett
Original Score by: Lucas Syed
Cast: Michael Buffer, Christopher C. Cariker, Vasile Flutur, Eiko Kawashima, Aaron Novak
A mystical and savage tale of science run amok. On a strange island, a mad scientist tampers with nature to warp animals into humans. Piper’s Butoh-inspired original physical adaptation of the H.G. Wells classic — along with an original and haunting score — creates an otherworldly island of horror.
Since 2000, Piper Theatre Productions, Inc., has been committed to creating free accessible and dynamic theatre for families, creating opportunities for emerging artists, and creating a safe and nurturing theatre experience for children.
In residence at the Old Stone House of Brooklyn since 2005, each summer we present free outdoor theatre in Park Slope’s Washington Park. Among the many productions presented over the years are last summer’s Xanadu, the musical, and The Island of Doctor Moreau, which has been invited to appear in this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as 59E59 Theater’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival Preview: East of Edinburgh; The Miser, directed by Welker White; the world-premiere of John Connolly’s Nocturnes; The Book of Liz by Amy Sedaris and David Sedaris; Hamlet; and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Our main stage productions serve as professional models & mentoring opportunities for the children who participate in Piper Theatre Workshop, a program which introduces young people, ages 7-15, to drama and film as they develop full-scale theatre and film productions. Each production is directed by experienced teaching artists and our juried playwriting festival, “Piper Plays: Smart Plays for Young Actors” is entering its third year of producing original smart, quirky, tragic, exciting, funny, disturbing, and dynamic short plays that investigate the complicated lives of young people.
Read more at: http://www.pipertheatre.org