Ghost Quartet is a haunted song cycle about love, death, and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher“; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder. Murder ballads, doo-wop, Islamic adhan, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide in this chamber musical from Dave Malloy, composer of the Broadway-bound “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”.
"Winner, 2016 Elliot Norton Award, Outstanding Visiting Production"
"Ghost Quartet unfolds with a subtly seductive allure...tight harmonies, compelling characters, and rich musicianship draw us into a cozy world to explore our fascination with and connection to otherworldly spirits for a uniquely thrilling evening."
"The brilliantly inventive Dave Malloy's theater songs make you blue like the sky: sad but high. Listening to his brand of emo-pop regret laced with cosmic hope, it’s like you’re watching a spectacular sunrise after a night of whiskey and lame flirting"
"Rapturous…Mr. Malloy is infectiously in love with the dark arts of storytelling in all its forms."
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