Landscape of the Body

Written by John Guare
Directed by John Mossman


Script, music and lyrics by John Guare, author of the huge hits House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation. This unusual piece is part musical, part dark comedy, part horror story. A wild ride from start to finish. Absurdist mystery meets metaphysical musical in this bizarre, dark comedy from the author of Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves. Betty Yearn and her teenage son come from small-town Maine to seedy 1970's Greenwich Village to rescue her sister, Rosalie, from her life as a part-time porn star. When Rosalie is killed in a freak accident, Betty slowly takes over her persona, only to find herself catapulted by a series of random circumstances culminating in her son's murder -- with her as the prime suspect. A wild ride and poignant meditation on loss, the fragility of life, and our futile determination to make sense out of a senseless world.

Featuring: Michelle Graff, Vic Doylida, Marta Evans, Betsy McKnight, Matt Welton, Beth Argus, Christian Castro, Tyler Gray, Ed Krystosek and Kevin Mose.

Stage Manager: Kaiser Ahmed
Producer: Kathy Scambiatterra
Assistant Directed: Greg Guyles
Set & Scenic Design: James Treacy
Costume Design: Elizabeth Schroeder
Sound Design: James Murray
Lighting Design: Maggie Fullilove-Nugent
Choreography & Movement: Maureen Janson
Dramaturgy: Karin Hansen

Performance Schedule

Performances: February- April 2007
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

“This ensemble piece is raw, weird and compelling—it hooks us and never lets go until the twists solve the mystery.”
— Tom Williams, Chicago Critic