Featured Cast - Sarah Cannon, Lucie Duffy, Steven Duong, Lizzy Hinman, Takshil Sachdev,
"I used to have this girlfriend known as Elsie, with whom I shared four sordid rooms in Chelsea." - Cabaret
Inspired by the titular song of the musical Cabaret, A Friend Named Elsie was a deconstructed musical theatre performance using over 40 live performers, a full band, video, and snacks. How can we take apart songs of the American musical theatre cannon and put them back together to say something new? How can a song typically sung by one person be sung by an entire community?
The production is part of an ongoing series of works continuing to deconstruct American musical theatre.
Video available upon request
A friend Named Elsie
by Nolan Boggess