|Thirst: A Spell For Christabel
| Open: 03/10/09 Close: 04/12/09
THIRST retells Coleridge's gothic story in an abandoned forest suffering from an apocalyptic drought. Christabel and her father, stubborn hold-outs in the dying woods, are visited by a mysterious and opportunistic woman who quickly transforms their quiet world. Soon they must choose between her frightening, seductive promises and the quickly diminishing safety of the life they've always known.
THIRST will feature Matthew Cowles (Veronika Decides to Die, Life on Mars, Oz), Lori Funk, and Elizabeth Gross as Christabel, with set by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costumes by Chloe Chapin, lighting by Justin Townsend, and sound design by Arielle Edwards. Stage management will be by Rosie Goldman.
Playwright Monika Bustamante is a member of Austin, Texas-based Hyde Park Theatre, Refraction Arts Project, Shrewd Productions, and Austin Script Works. Her plays include A Mother with Light (Humana Festival finalist), Io: a myth about you (four Austin Critics Table Award nominations), The Only Children (Princess Grace Award finalist), Perdita: a story for ghosts (three Austin Critics Table Award nominations, including the David Mark Cohen New Play Award), and Stillborn: a bedtime story (three Austin Critics Table Award nominations). She received her MFA in Playwriting with a James A. Michener fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin.