Oscar Wilde's Salome

NYSCA logoThis production is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts

DCA logoThis program is supported, in part, by public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council.

"Best way not to win a pious man's heart? Dance of the Seven Veils..." New York Times

                                         “…Fills one's veins with fire…” Backstage

            “… A feast for the eyes; intense, poignant and disturbing…” Theatre is Easy

"... Directorial decisions emphasized the Wildean melodrama of the piece..." Inside New York

                                “…Enthralling production…” TheatreMania

                                              “…Enticing…” NYTheatre.com


Oscar Wilde wrote Salome in French, in 1891, and the play premiered in Paris, in 1896. Salome tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, step-daughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her step-father's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Iokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as reward for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils, and for revenge on Iokanaan who refused to yield to her desires.

In this new multi-media adaptation of Salome, Artistic Director Rene Migliaccio's staging is a visual and poetic allegory of the never ending struggle between Eroticism and Death, Love and Destruction, Passion and Restraint. Relevant to our times, Oscar Wilde's Salome addresses the issues of sexuality, immorality, religion, wealth and power. The incestuous and inflammatory Dance of the Seven Veils is the ritualistic trance experience of Desire and Love, which reaches its paroxysm during the psychotic and passionate kiss of Salome to the severed head of Iokanaan.

Produced and Directed by: René Migliaccio
Assistant Director/Dramaturg: Brenda Cooney

Alessio Bordoni: King Herod Antipas
Marc Thomas Engberg: Cappadocian; A Slave; Second Soldier; Another Jew
Karina Fernicola Ikezoe: Salome

John Graham: The Page of Herodias
Tatyana Kot:
Queen Herodias
Olgierd Minkiewicz: The Young Syrian; A Jew
Chris Ryan: Iokanaan/John The Baptist
Kevin Whittinghill: The First Soldier; Nazareen        

Mixed-Media Collages Set Design: India Evans
Costume Design
: Hope Governali
: Amaury Groc
Makeup Design
: Satoko Ichinose
Lighting Design
: Jason Sturm
Natasa Trifan,
Director of Natasa Trifan Performance Group  


If you are interested in our programming, please call the office or email.
Call: 347-268-3276
Email: rmigliaccio@blackmoontheatrecompany.org

May 28-June 9 2013 4th Street Theatre, NYC