Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood Will Bring Kneehigh’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk to Los Angeles for U.S. Premiere

Los Angeles News   Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood Will Bring Kneehigh’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk to Los Angeles for U.S. Premiere
 
The February engagement at the Wallis is the first American date for the tour, which is currently playing London’s Wilton’s Music Hall.
Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood in <i>The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk</i>
Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Steve Tanner

The Kneehigh production of Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, about the magical world of artist Marc Chagall and his wife Bella, will make its U.S. debut beginning February 23 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Marc Antolin and Daisy Maywood will portray Marc and Bella, whose journey is underscored throughout with live klezmer music inspired by Russian folk tradition, composed and performed by Ian Ross and James Gow.

Directed by Kneehigh Artistic Director Emma Rice (Brief Encounter), the production, which is currently playing London's Wilton's Music Hall, will officially open February 24 and continue through March 11 at the Los Angeles venue. Following Los Angeles, the tour will play the U.K.'s West Yorkshire Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse, the Spoleto Festival, and more.

Read: WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS ANNOUNCES 2017–2018 SEASON

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk is a beautiful love story,” said Paul Crewes, The Wallis’ artistic director, in a statement. “Emma brings the production to life in her delightfully unique way. It is joyful, sensual, heartbreaking and funny. It is a great to bring the Company back to L.A. with this award-winning production.”

Click here for complete tour itinerary.

Single tickets for the Wallis engagement are now available for $35–$125 at TheWallis.org.

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