Jahn Sood’s Folk Opera The Disappearing Man Gets January Performances in NY | Playbill

News Jahn Sood’s Folk Opera The Disappearing Man Gets January Performances in NY West Hyler directs the musical, which is set in a Depression-era circus.
Jahn Sood

The New York-based Musical Theatre Factory is hosting a second “developmental presentation” of The Disappearing Man, a folk opera with book, music, and lyrics by Jahn Sood, January 19 and 21.

The opera, set at a 1930s-era traveling circus, had a previous showcase at the Musical Theatre Factory in 2014.

The upcoming performances will feature Jorge Acosta, D. C. Anderson, Catherine Cox, Eric William Morris, Mary Kate Morrissey, and Luke Wygodny.

According to production notes, The Disappearing Man “takes place backstage at a small-time circus in 1936. While the magician and his lovely assistant fight to break free of the roles they’ve always played and start anew, the lion tamer, ringmaster, acrobat and clown make a desperate attempt to keep the circus family together, all against the backdrop of the Great Depression and the spread of fascism abroad.”

The show has book, music and lyrics by Sood, direction by West Hyler, and musical direction by Max Mamon. The production also features music supervision by Brian Cavanagh-Strong and dramaturgy by Jeremy Stoller. The presentation is stage-managed by Louisa Pough.

The January 19 performances are at 2 and 7 PM; the January 21 performances are at 3 and 8 PM.

Performances will be held at the Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The performances are open to the public. Tickets can be ordered by clicking here.


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