Town & Village east side paper feature article

September 4th Issue:  Front page feature by Sabina Mollot on the upcoming production of “Rappaccini’s Daughter” at Theater for the New City. Cast photo features singers, Douglass McDonell, Samantha Britt, William Broderick and Martin Fisher. Darcy Dunn rounds out the company. Linsey and Michael share their thoughts on the original Nathaniel Hawthorne short story, its contemporary relevance and the timelessness of the 1844 tale’s themes of scientific manipulation and craving for power, and insights into human desires as well as the unpredictability of perceptions, actions and experience.

Beatrice and Giovanni duet.


Rappaccini’s Daughter, a musical tale“–Libretto by Linsey Abrams and Music by Michael Cohen–will be performed at the Theater for the New City (1st Ave and 10th St), Thurs-Sat evenings and Sunday matinee, the last 3 weeks of September. Go to RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER on the menu above to hear a lovers’ duet. The newly-minted one-act opera, from the story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, will be presented on a bill with the late Seymour Barab’s short comic opera based on the Feydeau farce Out the Window.