NOTE: Sky on Swings will also be performed on Saturday, July 9 at 2 PM. Click HERE for tickets to that performance.
NOTE: Everyone attending this performance must wear a face covering.
Sky on Swings is a riveting musical and theatrical exploration of what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s Disease, as seen through the eyes of two women at different stages in the progression of dementia: Martha, who is far gone in the disease; and Danny, who knows what is happening to her and is in frantic denial. When Martha and Danny meet, they form an unexpected bond of love and support. Through their eyes – along with the experience of their children who struggle with how to best support their mothers – a deeply moving world of discovery is revealed in memories lost.
Produced by Opera Saratoga in Partnership with The Egg Performing Arts Center
Music by Lembit Beecher
Libretto by Hannah Moscovitch
Opera Saratoga is pleased to offer The Opera Shuttle this summer! We will be providing dedicated shuttle service from Saratoga Springs to The Egg in Albany for Sky on Swings. The Opera Shuttle will depart Saratoga Springs at 6:15pm for the 7:30pm performance on Thursday July 7th; and at 12:45pm for the 2pm performance on Saturday July 9th. Shuttle service is $15 per person round trip. Shuttle tickets must be booked in advance. Shuttle tickets are subject to availability and are first come first serve. Please call (518)584-6018 for information and ordering.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
MARTHA: Marietta Simpson
DANNY: Phyllis Pancella
WINNIE: Helena Colindres
IRA: Ryan Johnson
OF MEMORY / ELDER 1: Chase Sanders
OF MEMORY / ELDER 2: Raphaela Medina
OF MEMORY / ELDER 3: Arieh Sacke
OF MEMORY / ADMINISTRATOR: Spencer Reichman
CONDUCTOR: Emily Senturia
DIRECTOR: Lawrence Edelson
SCENIC DESIGNER: Julia Noulin-Mérat
COSTUME DESIGNER: Whitney Locher
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Marcella Barbeau
WIG & MAKEUP DESIGNER: Sue Schaefer
This new production of Sky on Swings is a co-production with Opera Columbus. This production has been made possible with leadership support from OPERA America’s Next Stage program, supported by Gene Kaufman, Terry Eder-Kaufman, and New Vision for Opera, with additional support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.