by Maurice Maeterlinck
in a new translation by Rob Melrose
The Cutting Ball Theater

Rob Melrose, Artistic Director

October 21 - November 27, 2011

Directed by Rob Melrose
Set Design by Michael Locher
Costume Design by Raquel Barreto
Lighting Design by York Kennedy
Original Music / Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers
Video Design by Wesley Cabral
Choreography by Laura Arrington
Dramaturgy by Bennett Fisher
Voice and Speech Consulting by Lynne Soffer
Production Stage Management by Jocelyn A. Thomson
Assistant Directed by Annie Paladino

MelisandeCaitlyn Louchard
PelleasJoshua Schell
GolaudDerek Fischer
Arkel & PorterPaul Gerrior
Genevieve / Old ServantGwyneth Richards
Bennett Fisher
ServantBrittany Kilcoyne McGregor
ServantCarla Pauli
Servant / YnoildJessica Jade Rudholm

An artistic masterpiece in every way, Cutting Ball Theatre’s modern interpretation of the classic, yet rarely staged, Pelleas and Melisande, conquers a small theater with feats of innovative staging and energetic acting.

-Harmony Wheeler

Photos by Rob Melrose

For performance rights, please contact:

Max Grossman

Abrams Artists Agency

275 Seventh Avenue 26th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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by Maurice Maeterlinck

in a new translation by Rob Melrose

directed by Rob Melrose

The Cutting Ball Theater

Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose

“Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelleas & Melisande shimmers like a fairy tale, confounds rational expectations and yet somehow remains engrossing in the Cutting Ball Theater production…All of that is a testament to director Rob Melrose’s crisp translation (just out in the latest volume from Exit Press) and his elegant stagings. …[Pelleas & Melisande is] a sweet pleasure.

-Robert Hurwitt

 San Francisco Chronicle