QUEEN OF THE MIST is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, who in 1901 set out to be the first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s signature complexity and insight, QUEEN OF THE MIST is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.
featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster.
QUEEN OF THE MIST will feature Barbara E. Robertson as Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor with Maryam Abdi (Barker), Neala Barron (Jane, Anna u/s), Brianna Buckley (New Manager), Max Cervantes (Frank Russell), Liz Chidester (Carrie), and Hannah Starr (Young Soldier). Understudies/swings include: Billy Dawson, Adelina Feldman-Schultz, Cari Meixner and Sarah Ohlson.