GREAT COMET of 1812
through November 26, 2023
This is the most incredible show you have seen. It is set in Mother Russia in early 19th century. There are wars going on, people are getting abused and love and desire are breaking through the clouds for so many. This one is especially moving when you watch the play evolve and think of the world we are living in these days. Reminds one of the old French saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
This show by Dave Malloy brings you into the heart and soul of the performers as the theatre has been put together as one of the grand salons of olden days, when the customers sat among the players, who performed all over the house. Heidi McKerley choreographed the show with her husband, Jeff, and also directed the cast of about 20 players.
What you are privileged to watch is not just a play. It is an opera consisting of 27 numbers, live musicians on stage, and using a wonderful inclusive set designed by Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay. The two title characters are Natasha (Alexandria Joy) and Pierre (Daniel Burns) and every one of the players is spot-on.
The production runs about 2.5 hours with one intermission. But this is one where you will hope it keeps on going. Seating is quite different, so don’t sleep on this. There are some seats that are not where nor like those you may be used to. But this is one not to be missed. More info and tickets at HorizonTheatre.com. Guaranteed to be enjoyed; Nostrovia!