An Opera Conceived by Beggars

The entire glorious company in the final scene of Marvell Rep’s Drama Desk Award-nominated production of The Threepenny Opera. We thought the horse-head on a stick was a cheekily appropriate solution for an “opera conceived by beggars.” Photo by Jill Usdan.

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Star-Crossed Lovers

Photo from BLOOD WEDDING

From Blood Wedding, a poignant, doom-drenched moment of quiet between the two star-crossed lovers (Hamish Allan-Headley and Evgeniya Radilova) before all hell breaks loose. Photo by Raymond Haddad.

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In the Gallows

Photo from THE THREEPENNY OPERA

The Threepenny company in the gallows scene, one of Brecht’s most chillingly (and playfully) subversive passages. Played by one of the best casts ever. Photo by Jill Usdan.

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Parents and Children

Photo from SPRING'S AWAKENING

Anne Newhall and Lizzy DeClement as Mrs. Bergmann and her daughter Wendla in Marvell Rep’s 2012 production of Spring’s Awakening.  Working with these two extraordinary, limitless actresses was a real highlight. Photo by Jill Usdan.

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Bloodthirsty Moon

Photo from BLOOD WEDDING

Ava Eisenson was riveting as the bloodthirsty Moon in Lorca’s most surreal moment. Photo by Raymond Haddad.

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The Mother and The Bride

Photo from BLOOD WEDDING

This encounter — a climactic confrontation between The Mother and and The Bride in a generations-long blood feud — was one of my favorite moments in Marvell Rep’s production of Blood Wedding. Lorraine Serabian and Evgeniya Radilova (as The Mother and The Bride) played with passion and intensity.

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