Madame Pascal Music & Lyrics by Marcus Ricci, Book by Rakesh Baruah
About This Show
Madame Pascal follows a fictionalized history of a Broadway star who longs for rock credibility; the friend who manages him; the addict who loves him; and the soldier who splits him in two. A play, infused with an indie rock score, Madame Pascal weaves an intricate fabric of race, gender, power and love that asks us to confront the frailty of the constructs on which we hang our identities…and ourselves.
about the artists
Marcus Ricci is a filmmaker and musician whose first documentary feature, The 2012 Project, premiered at the 2013 River’s Edge International Film Festival and screened as part of the New Filmmakers series in NYC. He writes, records and performs music and his music/scoring work has been featured on PBS, Etsy, Daily Candy, and in numerous independent films and shorts. Previous film/video credits include: BI Studios at Business Insider, Obama For America 2012, Fuse News, American Weed on Nat Geo, HBO’s Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present, and the PBS series Circus.
Rakesh Baruah is a writer and former Showrunner’s Assistant on the prime-time CBS drama Blue Bloods. Credits include MTV, Showtime, Al Jazeera, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. Notables include: Ms. Bula Banerjee, a short comedy about warring librarians starring Aparna Nancherla and Caissie Levy; and Kominas a documentary about touring America with a Pakistani punk band. His scripts have been selected as finalists for the New York Television Festival and the Screen Craft short film competition. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University in New York.
Christopher Murrah is a New York City based director. His work in theatre and opera has been seen around the world, including the renowned Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg, Russia where his production of La Traviata premiered in 2015. New plays and collaborations have included Peter Pan or the Boy Who Hated Mothers (Michael Lluberes), Alphabetical (Tingying Ma), The Sounds of My People (Tabia Lau) and development of works by Matthew Minnicino, Daaimah Mubashshir, and David Kimple. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and Actor’s Equity Association.