Indie rock band The Kilbanes' Weightless completes its Off-Broadway premiere October 16. Previews began September 17 at WP Theater for the musical, which opened September 29.
Featuring storytelling band members and husband-and-wife duo Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, Weightless follows sisters Procne and Philomela who have been separated and must travel across worlds to reunite. Based on the band’s theatrical concept album of the same name, and inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the work was previously adapted into a movie, which was streamed by WP Theater in 2021.
Director Tamilla Woodward helms the production which features an actor-musician cast with Kilbane as Procne and on bass, joined by Moses as chorus and on keyboards, Lila Blue as Philomela, Kofy Brown as Iris and on percussion, Joshua Pollock as Tereus and on guitar, and Dan Harris on percussion. The entire cast reprises their performances from the filmed production.
The creative team is comprised of set designer Peiyi Wong, costume designer Dina El-Aziz, lighting designer Stacey Derosier, sound designer Joanna Lynne Staub, choreographer nicHi Douglas, and projection designer Johnny Moreno.
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