Eleemosynary is open! This fabulous production has two more performances, both of which are today. Get your tickets now for this wonderful production!
But, before you get your tickets, take a moment to read this interview with the show’s director: Melissa Gabilanes. This is the second mainstage production she is directing at Cabaret.
Inside Cabaret: How did you decide to pick this play, with its strange name?
Melissa: I first found the play in my playwriting class… And I read it, actually, in between [the weekends of] Rabbit Hole. And by this point I had already turned the show over to the actors and I knew that I wanted to do this again. It pretty much happened in a week. And I knew I wanted this one.
IC: So, what is the show about? What is the meaning that the audience is going to take away from this?
Melissa: This show addresses the fundamental thing that we all experience, that we’ve all felt at one time or another, the need to be extraordinary. For these three women, in this family, its something they all want in their own way, they all get in their own way, and they all fail in their own way. Its about the individual struggle of being all that you can be while at the same time having to deal with what other people want of you.
IC: So, three girls to direct. Have you just taken over the mom role? Are you cast mom now?
Melissa: I feel like… It sounds really cheesy, but I was going to say: I had [the song] ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ stuck in my head. And I don’t want to say it, but I just feel like onstage the girls are flying and I am the wind. I think the play has no longer become the central thing. Its the experience of doing the play. That’s what really drives us now.
IC: Most importantly, are you having fun?
Melissa: I am having so much fun. I am having all of the fun!
Get your tickets now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any last minute reservations!
There are performances at 2:00pm and 8:00pm!