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Cupid And Psyche

2000 Festival

Will Pomerantz

Belle Calaway, Kate Gilligan and Karl du Hoffman

Contact for Rights

Scott Shukat, The Shukat Company, Ltd., 340 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-582-7614

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Total Cast Size: 4
Orchestra Breakdown:

2: piano, percussion

Genre & Style:

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A vibrant, vivacious retelling of the myth of forbidden lovers. The book sparkles with sly wit, the songs are by turns laugh-out-loud funny and achingly romantic, and the classical tale shines anew, making for a luminous, deeply-felt show in the magical vein of The Fantasticks and Pippin.

Festival Successes

Off Broadway production at John Houseman Theatre (NY) in 2003. Nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics. Amas Musical Theatre (NY), Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (CT), National Music Theatre Network (DC), Oregon Cabaret Theatre (OR), The Spirit of Broadway Theater (CT), Village Theatre (WA), New Jersey Repertory (NJ) in 2008.