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ICARUS

An Americana Myth Musical

See Minnie Minoseczeck’s Menagerie of Marvels, a show of amazements and abominations, rising up from the dustbowl of the Great Depression!

See Passionate Penny fly through the air! Experience the genius of the great inventor! Face the Monster’s Maze. Hear the mellifluous music of Icarus! Watch them try to escape monsters and machinations of all kinds and see it all come crashing down!

Warning:

MINNIE MINOSECZECK’S MENAGERIE OF MARVELS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GOT A WEAK HEART.

ICARUS features an original Americana score by Nathan Leigh (Song of Songs) and the fantastical puppetry by Faye Dupras.

Artistic Team

Soundtrack

Behind the Scenes

We explore, experiment, and collaborate – most of all with you. We want you to join us behind the scenes in the creative process, so we share our work as it develops. Take a look

 

History

ICARUS premiered on May 17 & 18, 2013 at the Cambridge YMCA Theatre in Cambridge, MA.

On July 18, 2013, ICARUS played at the Spiegeltent on Boston Common as part of Boston’s inaugural Outside the Box Festival.

ICARUS was an official selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, where it received Honorable Mention awards for Book and Design.

As a resident theater company at the American Repertory Theatre’s OBERON, Liars & Believers presented ICARUS in May 2014 at OBERON in Cambridge, MA. Pre-show entertainment was provided by Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Duo (5/1), Tony Leva with Teen’s Spirit (5/2), Emperor Norton’sStationary Marching Band (5/4), What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? (5/8), Dirty Water Brass Band (5/9), Ezekiel’s Wheel (5/11), and local circus performers.

ICARUS was featured at the National Puppetry Festival on August 18, 2014 in Storrs, CT

Press

Features
Boston Globe: With ‘Icarus,’ Liars & Believers takes another leap
Boston Globe: Icarus alights in the Dust Bowl
nytheatre.com Q&A preview
EDGE Boston: Two Nights of High Flight :: Jason Slavick on the Multi-Media Theatrical Experience ‘Icarus’
Reviews
“…you can see Mr. Slavick’s sardonic aims and envision ‘Icarus’ really taking off.”

Scott Heller, New York Times

“Slavick and his company have stuffed lightning into a bottle”

Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“magic is translated via inventive blocking and human powered movement of set pieces and puppets”

Noe Kamelamela, New England Theatre Geek

“[T]his musical has special, magical qualities that make it well-worth seeing. Fly with ‘Icarus’– you won’t be disappointed.”

Robert Nesti, EDGE Boston

“They delight and mezmerize”

Angela Lam, Theatre is Easy

“a unique musical experience”

Gianfranco Lentini, nytheare.com

“One marvels at the sheer simplicity and transparency of the effects. Therein lies the magic.”

Kathryn Adisman, Usher Nonsense