Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

 GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE WORLD PREMIERE OF “REVENGE SONG: A VAMPIRE COWBOYS CREATION” FEATURING MARGARET ODETTE AS QUEER 17TH CENTURY SWORDSWOMAN/OPERA SINGER JULIE D’AUBIGNY | WRITTEN BY QUI NGUYEN AND DIRECTED BY ROBERT ROSS PARKER

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | South Pasadena News | Margaret Odette in the Geffen Playhouse 19/20 Season production of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

Geffen Playhouse presents its commissioned world premiere production of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation, written by Qui Nguyen (Vietgone, She Kills Monsters) and directed by Robert Ross Parker (Mothers, Disgraced). The production will feature original songs by Shane Rettig with lyrics by Qui Nguyen.

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | South Pasadena News | The cast of Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation – Eugene Young, Margaret Odette, Tom Myers, Noshir Dalal, Amy Kim Waschke, and Beth Hawkes.

A rousing, romping, music-filled look at the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th century French swordswoman and opera singer, Revenge Song is a heroine’s journey toward self-discovery and acceptance. In this world premiere Geffen Playhouse commission, conversations about gender and sexuality blend together with the outrageous fun and superhero style of the Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company to create a genre unto itself—a hilarious, historical comedy with hip hop, rock and epic fight scenes.

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | South Pasadena News | Noshir Dalal, Margaret Odette, and Eugene Young during rehearsals for Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation.

The cast features Noshir Dalal (General Hospital, Good Trouble) as Serranes, Gaston and others, Beth Hawkes (Runaways, Liza on Demand) as Emily and others; Tom Myers (Six Rounds of Vengeance, Alice in Slasherland) as Louis, Gaulard and others; Margaret Odette (Instinct, Sleeping with Other People) as Julie; Amy Kim Waschke (Vietgone, Living Dead in Denmark) as Madame de Senneterre, Mother Superior and Marie; and Eugene Young (Poor Yella Rednecks, La Bohème) as Albert and others.

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | South Pasadena News | Margaret Odette, Tim Brown, and Noshir Dalal during rehearsals for Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation

Since the world premiere of Vietgone at South Coast Repertory in 2015, Qui Nguyen has become one of the most lauded and sought-after contemporary American playwrights, as well as a writer for Marvel and Disney. In Revenge Song, he returns to his theatrical roots by building the piece with Vampire Cowboys, his OBIE Award-winning company that develops new action/adventure plays with a comic book aesthetic.

PHOTO: Jeff Lorch | South Pasadena News | Noshir Dalal, Margaret Odette, and Eugene Young during rehearsals for Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation.

Previews for Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation begin Tuesday, February 4 in the Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is Thursday, February 13.

Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.

Revenge Song: A Vampire Cowboys Creation runs February 13 – March 8, 2020 

Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $120.00. Available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, by phone at 310.208.5454 or online at www.geffenplayhouse.org. Fees may apply.

Rush tickets for each day’s performance are made available to the general public 30 minutes before showtime at the box office. $35.00 General/$15.00 Student

COLLEGE AUDIENCES

Through a variety of events and other opportunities, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all college students throughout Los Angeles. More information is available at www.geffenplayhouse.org/college.

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