Narcissus & Echo

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Narcissus & Echo is a dark comedy exploring the water shortage through music, movement, and Greek mythology. It is an original script by Elizabeth Lanier that was developed in collaboration with the current cast for the upcoming Hollywood Fringe Festival. This collaboration resulted in the creation of original music by Ian Michaels and Jetta Juriansz. This production features a fantastic ensemble of physical actors and musicians.

Performances at The Complex, OMR Theatre:
6/10 @ 3:00pm
6/11 @ 7:30pm
6/17 @ 11:00pm
6/21 @ 8:30pm
6/24 @ 4:00pm

Cast (in order of appearance):
Hera…………….Alexa Giuffre
Zeus…………….Rishi Arya
Tiresias………..James Ferrero*
Narcissus……..Ben Horwitz
Amenius……….David Dimitruk
Echo…………….Jetta Juriansz
Liriope…………..Tessie Barresi
Grace……………Jenapher Zheng
Daphne…………Charlotte Williams
Hyacinth………..Shayna Jackson
Accompanist…..Ian Michaels

*Member of Actor's Equity Association

Written and Directed by: Elizabeth Lanier
Music by: Ian Michaels & Jetta Juriansz
Assistant Director: Tessie Barresi
Musical Director: Ian Michaels

Producers: Elizabeth Lanier, Ben Horwitz, James Ferrero, Tessie Barresi
Associate Producers: Briana McLean, Jetta Juriansz

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Reviews

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Simply put, Narcissus and Echo is brilliant. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking, the play manages to not miss a single step from start to finish. Yet despite how fun or funny it may be, it is also, in many ways, a tough play. Lanier's writing is clear-eyed, unflinching, and honest not just about the nature of the systems that oppress, but the roles that we all play in the propagation of said systems.

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Ashley Steed

Overall, the entire ensemble has tremendous musical talent and comedic timing. Lanier has them morph, like drops of water, from one scene to the next.

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So damn good. Narcissus & Echo is an Eco-musical that is breathtakingly well-directed/written by Elizabeth Lanier. It's like 'Hair' meets the environmental water crisis, set against the backdrop of post-coital Mount Olympus, replete with Ancient Greek shenanigans & mythological hi-jinks. The exceptionally well-cast actors nail it with 12-part harmonies, excellent timing & spot-on choreography. It left me yearning for more - to see a longer version, in a bigger theatre, with more set, costume & a bigger band. This is all a good thing: Lanier's production achieves great heights through creativity, tight rehearsal, strong cast and excellent writing. ‘Narcissus' is socially conscious and unashamedly funny - it has a lightness of touch and depth of feeling that elevates the theatrical form. 5-Stars & Highly Recommended!!!

sweet - Marcus J Freed


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Beautiful and poignant piece of work! A thought provoking dark comedy with extreme relevance toward our countries current affairs. Music and lyrics are top notch. A MUST SEE!

sweet - Micah Watterson


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Simply put, Narcissus and Echo is brilliant. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and thought-provoking, the play manages to not miss a single step from start to finish. Yet despite how fun or funny it may be, it is also, in many ways, a tough play. Lanier's writing is clear-eyed, unflinching, and honest not just about the nature of the systems that oppress, but the roles that we all play in the propagation of said systems.

sweet - Max Zumstein - ...read full review


Ashley Steed

Overall, the entire ensemble has tremendous musical talent and comedic timing. Lanier has them morph, like drops of water, from one scene to the next.

sweet - Ashley Steed - ...read full review


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So damn good. Narcissus & Echo is an Eco-musical that is breathtakingly well-directed/written by Elizabeth Lanier. It's like 'Hair' meets the environmental water crisis, set against the backdrop of post-coital Mount Olympus, replete with Ancient Greek shenanigans & mythological hi-jinks. The exceptionally well-cast actors nail it with 12-part harmonies, excellent timing & spot-on choreography. It left me yearning for more - to see a longer version, in a bigger theatre, with more set, costume & a bigger band. This is all a good thing: Lanier's production achieves great heights through creativity, tight rehearsal, strong cast and excellent writing. ‘Narcissus' is socially conscious and unashamedly funny - it has a lightness of touch and depth of feeling that elevates the theatrical form. 5-Stars & Highly Recommended!!!

sweet - Marcus J Freed


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Beautiful and poignant piece of work! A thought provoking dark comedy with extreme relevance toward our countries current affairs. Music and lyrics are top notch. A MUST SEE!

sweet - Micah Watterson