Ping Chong

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NOSFERATU, 1985

ABOUT

Nosferatu is an interdisciplinary performance piece that combines elements of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic vampire film and original text, choreography, sound and mask work. The production examines Reagan-era America at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic. Set in a modern upscale apartment, Nosferatu portrays the lives of a shallow, affluent couple and their friends who are unaware of the changing world around them.

PRODUCTION (La MaMa, 1985)

Director: Ping Chong
Created by: Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast
Assistant Directors: Dennis Giacomo, John Fleming
Lighting Design: BLU
Sound Design: Ping Chong, Phil Lee and Brian Hallas
Set Design: Anguss Moss
Audio/Visual Design: Jan Hartley
Costume Coordinator & Design: Mel Carpenter
Masks & Props: Debby Cohen
Technical Director: Anguss Moss
Special Effect Slide Photography: Paul Sharratt
Nosferatu Film Slide Photography: David Geary

CAST

R.W. Babb, Dan Hurlin, Louise Smith, Jeannie Hutchins, Michael Duffy, John Fleming, Barbara Chang, Dennis Giacomo, Debby Cohen

PRODUCTION (Lafayette College Revival, 1991)

Director: Ping Chong
Created by: Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast
Lighting Design: Howard Thies
Set Design: Migeul Lopez-Castillo
Projection Design: Jan Hartley
Costume Design: Carol Ann Pelletier
Masks & Props: Marion Appel
Production Coordinator: Sue Jane Stoker

CAST

Robert Babb, John Fleming, Brian Hallas, Jeannie Hutchins, Dan Hurlin, Louise Smith

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
La Mama Theater ETC, New York, NY (February 1985)

Tour:
Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (February 1987)

Revival Premiere:
Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA (April 1991)
La Mama E.T.C., New York, NY (December 1991)

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PRESS

'NOSFERATU,' Eeris Drama by Ping Chong, New York Times, Feb. 17, 1985

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PRODUCING PARTNERS

La MaMa ETC

FUNDERS

The premiere production of Nosferatu was made possible by the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Mobil Foundation, Inc., La MaMa E.T.C., and Consolidated Edison