April 7 - April 17, 2011
"The Spirit of Paris 1910-1920"
Click here to see photos from A PASSING WIND.
I'm currently in Philadelphia to premiere "A Passing Wind," an enchanting chamber musical chronicling the (mostly) true story of Joseph Pujol – a.k.a. Le Petomane (“The Fartiste”). From provincial baker to populist entertainer at Paris’ renowned Moulin Rouge, Pujol grosses-out thousands, while out-grossing his contemporaries, until World War I leaves unprecedented devastation in its wake, and Pujol’s act of crepitation no longer tickles France’s funny bone.
A PASSING WIND
World Premiere Musical
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets: $15-$29. Call 215-893-1999 or visit KimmelCenter.org
Book, Music and Lyrics by Seth Rozin
Directed by Seth Rozin
Music Direction, Sound Design by Daniel Perelstein
Assistant Director, Choreography by Karen Getz
Leah Walton as Elizabeth Pujol
Ian Bedford as Henri Oller
Tim Moyer as Sigmund Freud
Laura Catlaw as Angèle Thibodeau
Peter Schmitz as Claude Monet
Maureen Torsney-Weir as Sarah Bernhardt
Jered McLenigan as Erik Satie
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