Book & Lyrics by Kate Douglas
Music & Lyrics by Grace McLean
Directed by Sarna Lapine
Against Women & Music! is an absurdist-horror Victorian chamber musical. Celine is a widow emerging from a year of mourning following her husband’s death and grappling with her peculiar daughter Geneva’s debut into high society. The doctor prescribes Geneva piano lessons, as the latest studies in women’s health show that music can help finesse “emotional intelligence” and “act on the unconscious mind to communicate order.” But as these lessons progress, Celine discovers a sinister presence has possessed her daughter.
Against Women & Music! has been developed at Turkey Land Cove Foundation, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and The Civilians R&D Group.
Against Women & Music! is part of The Civilians annual cabaret series featuring new works made from creative investigations into real life; the series is supported by The Axe-Houghton Foundation.
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