Septimus and Clarissa

Ripe Time's SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA, adapted from Mrs. Dalloway, takes audiences on a timely and harrowing ride inside the minds of a shell-shocked World War I veteran and an upper-class housewife forced to face her deepest fears. This visceral exploration of Woolf’s groundbreaking novel dives deep into the tensions of post-WWI London to expose the darkness that lurks beneath the fragile surface of peace.

SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA

Adapted from the novel MRS. DALLOWAY by Virginia Woolf
Written by Ellen McLaughlin
Developed with and Directed by Rachel Dickstein Original Music by Gina Leishman

SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA takes audiences on a timely and harrowing ride inside the minds of a shell-shocked World War I veteran and an upper-class housewife forced to face her deepest fears. This visceral exploration of Woolf’s groundbreaking novel dives deep into the tensions of post-WWI London to expose the darkness that lurks beneath the fragile surface of peace.

Extended run at Baruch Center for Performing Arts September 7th-October 8th, 2011.

Created in collaboration with the ensemble: Craig Baldwin, LeeAnne Hutchison, Paula McGonagle, Ellen McLaughlin, Tom Nelis, Henry Stram, Susan Pellegrino, Tommy Schrider, and Miriam Silverman.

Set and properties Susan Zeeman Rogers
Costumes Oana Botez-Ban
Lighting Keith Parham
Sound Jane Shaw

“Thrilling and richly theatrical… Septimus and Clarissa” finds hypnotic poetry in the ordinary, the solemn, the rapturous and just about everything in between.” – The New York Times