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Swan Song of Maria ()

Produced by

El Destino Productions and Threshold Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Carol Cece Anderson
Director: Mark Cassidy


Factory Studio Theatre


January 5th, 2011 – January 26th, 2011


In Carol Cece Anderson’s Swan Song of Maria, a radical re-imagining of Swan Lake, tap dancer Jillian and playwright Joe, an aging interracial couple, confront Jillian’s Alzheimer’s and Joe’s ever present muse Maria, a beautiful ballerina. Joe met Maria in the early 1960’s, on a Caribbean island, whose revolution, like his and Jillian’s forty year relationship, has outgrown its idealism. An elegant and powerful fusion of theatre, Cuban jazz, classical ballet, and tap, Swan Song of Maria explores the searing depths of love’s beauty and frailty. (Show Facebook Event)


Lili Francks Jillian
John Blackwood Joe
Stephanie Hutchison Maria

Creative Team

Carol Cece Anderson Playwright
Mark Cassidy Director
Paula Danckert Dramaturge
Roberto Campanella Ballet Choreographer
Debbie Wilson Tap Sequences by Choreographer
Melanie McNeill Set Designer
Melanie McNeill Costume Designer
Beth Kates Lighting Designer
Melissa Joakim Assistant Lighting Designer


Hilario Durán Pianist


Meghan Speakman Stage Manager
Paula Stewart Assistant Stage Manager
Evelyn Hart Ballet Consultant
Evelyn Hart Ballet Mistress
Ruth Gillson Photographer
Brad Harley Set Construction
Greg Astell Web Support / Web Design
Cathy Snowdy Poster Design
Mark Cassidy Producer
Carol Cece Anderson Producer
Suzanne Hersh Producer


Bryan Eaton Studio Technician
Joey Morin Venue Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer