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WISCONSIN PREMIERE

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk

January 25–February 11, 2024

WRITTEN BY Daniel Jamieson
Music by Ian Ross

DIRECTED BY Brian Cowing

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“This is a show that feels deeply personal and deeply felt. It’s a whirl of colour and surreal humour, but it’s also a paean to the quiet creativity of uncelebrated or less celebrated lives, particularly women’s, and to the idea that even when you find your soulmate you are seeing the same things through different eyes.
A small, vibrant and delicate thing that considers the nature of creativity… and the way that love itself can be an art.” — THE GUARDIAN

A sensual feast of music, dance, color, and light

Against the backdrop of the early 1900s, Bella and Marc Chagall witnessed revolutions in art and nations. Spanning continents, immortalized in paint, their love both sustained and challenged them. A sensual feast of music, dance, color, and light, Flying Lovers invites us into the sumptuous imaginations of an artist and a writer, from their first meeting in Vitebsk to the melancholy sweetness of their last days together in New York.

Overture Center
for the Arts

201 State St,
Madison, WI 53703

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About the show

Runtime:
85 minutes
No intermission

Performance Dates:
Jan 25 – Feb 11, 2024

Age Recommendations:
Appropriate for ages 13+

Accessibility

We strive to make our performances available to the entire community. This guiding principle captures the theater we aim to be.

We’re proud to be a resident company at Overture Center, which provides practical accessibility for a variety of needs.

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Cast
Emily Glick
Bella Chagall
Marcus Truschinski
Marc Chagall
Brian Grimm
Musician
Sam Taylor
Musician
Creative Team
Chris Dunham
Scenic Designer
Greg Hofmann
Lighting Designer
Shelley Cornia
Costume Designer
Jim Uphoff
Sound Designer
Pam Miles
Props Master
Kevin Zimmer
Technical Director
Shawn Galligan
Stage Manager
Sam Taylor
Music Director
Abbi Hess
Asst. Stage Manager
Behind the scenes of the Wisconsin premiere production of THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK by Daniel Jamieson, featuring an interview with Director Brian Cowing.
Artistic Associate Marcella Kearns explores the themes and inner-workings of our production of THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK by Daniel Jamieson, music by Ian Ross.

Our pre-show lectures are also presented IN-PERSON in the lobby of the Playhouse during the run - Thursdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 1:00pm.

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