Cry Eden (Workshop)

Cry Eden (The Cain and Abel Project) is a new play with music exploring the myth of Cain and Abel as the very first coming of age story. The piece examines sibling rivalry, the impulse towards violence and the struggle of growing up in a world where the rules are not quite clear. Cry Eden features The Descendants of Cain – a folk/rock band made up of the ensemble that guides our narrative and grounds it in the present day. 

Inspired by our theatrical heroes Kneehigh Theatre and Complicité, Cry Eden is a highly theatrical performance combining music, movement and many different forms of storytelling. The piece asks why this first story of fratricide lives on in so many different cultures, and what the way we tell it is says about us in America today. 


CRY EDEN (Workshop Production)

Access Theater
November 17-20

Conceived by Patrick Barrett, Tommy Crawford and Sarah Wansley
Written by Patrick Barrett
Music by Tommy Crawford
Directed by Sarah Wansley
Choreography by Laura Brandel

Produced by Taylor Norton, Hannah Rosenthal, and Lindsay Wormser

Set Design by Reid Thompson
Costume Design by Amy Sutton
Lighting Design by Aaron Tacy
Sound Design by Lawrence Schober

Featuring Will Cobbs, Chris Cornwell, Tommy Crawford, Sasha Diamond, Kendal Hartse, Graham Halstead, Daniel Tepper and Teddy Yudain. 

Production Photos by Teresa Matthew


Previous Workshops: 

Chelsea Studios
February 28th at 3pm and Monday, February 29th at 7pm

Play by Patrick Barrett
Music and Lyrics by Tommy Crawford
Directed by Sarah Wansley

Movement Director Laura Brandel
Assistant Director / Stage Directions Felicia Lobo
Sound Design Lawrence Schober

Featuring Chris Cornwell, Tommy Crawford, Will Cobbs, Graham Halstead, Kendal Hartse, Alex Trow, Tony Vo and Teddy Yudain. 

Conceived by Patrick Barrett, Tommy Crawford and Sarah Wansley
Developed with Laura Brandel, Graham Halstead, Kendal Hartse, Felicia Lobo, Wheaton Simis, Alex Trow and Tony Vo. 

Listen to our demo tracks here! 

Visit our project website for more details.