|BY RICHARD WAGNER
||ADAPTED BY DAVE DALTON
Let's get ready to rumble! PL115 adapts the first two operas of Wagner's iconic Ring Cycle into the action-packed world of 1980's professional wrestling. Pumped up on rock and roll and steroids, Wagner's Norse gods step inside the squared circle for power and glory.
PL115's production strips the opera of its music and traditional setting, re-contextualizing the hubris of Wagner's characters inside the excessive and exuberant world of 1980's America. Juxtaposing familiar themes with Wagner's story, the project illuminates America's current crisis of identity and introduces The Ring Cycle to a new generation of theatergoers.
- Conceived and Directed by: Dave Dalton
- Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nielsen
- Costumes: Dragana Vucetic
- Set: Isaac Ramsey
- Lights: Dans Sheehan
- Sound: Mark Valadez
- Fights: Casey Robinson
- Special thanks to our collaborators who helped develop The Ring: Jereny Beck & Christopher Patrick Mullen
*appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity / Equity Approved Showcase.
The Ring Cycle (pt. 1) is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Support also provided by The New York State Council on the Arts and The Mental Insight Foundation.
Developed in part at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.