Columbia Stages

Marie Christine
Words and music by Michael John LaChiusa


Directed by Raymond Zilberberg
(MFA Directing Candidate, 2013)

In 1894, deep in the heart of New Orleans genteel creole society, a young mixed race woman of privilege finds herself trapped by the men and social demands that govern her life. With headstrong disobedience and a gift for the power of Voodon she finds her escape in managing the love affairs of others. When an ambitious white sea captain passes through town, she discovers her own all-consuming love. Together they chart the waters of their romance to the burning streets of Chicago’s First Ward with a trail of blood along the way. Inspired by the life of Marie Laveaux and adapted from Euripides’s The Medea, this rarely produced musical by Michael John LaChiusa explores what it means to love unconditionally and culminates in incomprehensible vengeance when that love is betrayed. Raymond Zilberberg’s production of MARIE CHRISTINE will be the first time this piece is staged in the United States since its premiere at Lincoln Center in 1999.


Marie Christine Gisela Adisa*
Dante Keyes Shain Fike*
Marie Christine's Mother Nicole Mitchell
Magdalena Lanene Charters*
Prisoner #1 Talia Thiesfield*
Prisoner #2 Jessica Norland
Prisoner #3 Christy Hall
Paris Bruce Jones
Jean Angelo Rios*
Lisette Rachael Ferrera*
Charles Gates Bob D'Haene*
Child #1 Johnathan Johnson
Child #2 Jaylen Johnson


Darilyn Castillo, Michael Cicceti*, Mike Cruz, Tyrone Davis Jr*, Liza Dealey, Tia DeShazor, Alanna Fox, Jeffrey Funaro*, Jessica Giannone, Elizabeth Gray, John Hollingsworth, Adam Jorge-Hyndman, Alexandra Smith, Johnathan Johnson, Jaylen Johnson, Mariana Weisler, Matthew Davis Wiggin*


Producer / General Manager Anthony McDonald
Music Director Marcus Baker
Choreographer Joe Barros**
Associate Music Director Max Mamon
Stage Manager Danielle Thomsen*
Dramaturg Anika Chapin
Fight Director Al Foote III
Set Design Jung Griffin
Lighting Design Christina Watanabe
Costume Design Rebecca Welles
Projection Design David Bengali
Sound Design Julian Evans
Props Katherine White
Assistant Stage Manager Elizabeth Goodman
Associate Choreographer Milteri Tucker
Assistant Director Cameron Perry
Company Manager Erik Kaiko
Photography Jane Frankel


Keyboard Max Mamon
Reed I Philip Varricchio
Reed II Dave Morgan
Trumpet I Alex Bender
Trumpet II Marsal Nichols
Percussion James Pingenot

* Appears Courtesy Actors Equity
** Appears Courtesy SDC

80 Greenwich Street

March 6-9, 2013

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors
Free with student ID - use code student

3/6 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
3/7 Thursday @ 8:00pm
3/8 Friday @ 8:00pm
3/9 Saturday @ 2:00pm
3/9 Saturday @ 8:00pm

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