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The House of the Setting Sun title

– World Premiere


Directed by Took Edalow.
Book and Lyrics by Thomas Blakeley.
Music by Julie Jeon, Jane Lee, Sean Yauk, Cesar Manjarrez and Pedro Curvello.
Set Design by Anthony Cava

The last surviving member of a prominent Georgia family invites Madame Eudora, a sideshow fortuneteller, to his decaying southern plantation in an attempt to divine who murdered his long-dead parents.


Johnson Theater


Sunday - August 28 - 8pm
Monday - August 29 - 6:30pm
Wednesday - August 31 - 9pm
Saturday - September 4 - 2pm
Wednesday - September 7 - 9pm

Running time: The House of Setting Sun is 120 Minutes $12.

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Thomas Blakeley is a librettist, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and freelance copywriter based out of New York City. He is an undergraduate at the New School University and has works published in a number of print and online magazines and newspapers, including The Antithesis, WNSR, and Superinterns.com. He was written screenplays and theater plays for organizations at his university.

Took Edalow is a performance artist, comedian, body painter, and writer. She regularly performs at Under St. Mark's Theatre and at "Circus of Dreams," a monthly avant-garde show at Bizarre Bushwick in Brooklyn. Edalow draws influence from the interactions she had while traveling the county with the Occupy Movement. She runs a weekly Radio Free Brooklyn Show "What Would Save the World?" that discusses her political opinions and personal anecdotes, often with a comical tone. She is currently directing "Sir Century," and "The Starling Darling."

The diverse cast of composers hail from different regions and nations. Julie Joohee Jeon is a Korean-Canadian pianist and composer studying and working out of New York City. Having studied classical voice and music at a several universities, she is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia at NYU. Jane Lee is a film and multimedia composer and keyboardist with a background in jazz, classical and gospel music. She had composed the score for many films, television shows, and musicals, and is currently scoring Blakeley's next musical "In Life and Death." Pedro Curvello is a musician and composer with a talent for working in many musical genres. Originally a guitarist and keyboardist from Brazil, after a successful career in composing music for advertisements in South America he moved to New York to pursue a Masters Degree at NYU. Sean Yauk is a composer who works in the classical and pop-rock genres. He has composed the scores of plays and musical for many small theater companies. Cesar Manjarrez is an experienced saxophonist and composer, playing with saxophone and wind ensembles. Manjarrez seeks a professional career in music composition and is auditioning for the Royal Conservatory in Belgium for a degree in Saxophone Performance.



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