Light Shall Lift Them (1993)

Story, direction and choreography by John Kelly
Original score by Bill Obrecht
Lyrics by Mark Campbell
Set design by Billy Jarecki and Tom Pritchard of Pure Madderlake
Film sequences by Anthony Chase
Lighting design by Stan Pressner
Costume design by Donna Zakowska
Trapeze coach, Irina Gold
French diction coach, Jacqueline Chambord
Hair and Makeup, Bobby Miller
Produced by the Leid Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, and Liz Dunn for John Kelly Performance
Premiere: Harvey Theater, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, November 1993
John Kelly (Jean Cocteau; Vander Barbette)
Robert La Fosse (Dargelos; Muse)
Mary Elizabeth Poore (Vander’s Mother; Comtesse de Tildanette; Maid)
On Film: Lucy Sexton, Annie Iobst, Craig Jackson, Daniel Zippi