MUCH ADO ABOUT CUCUMBERS & CIGARS
WHEN: October 17 and October 18 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Monroe Theatrespace (located at 720 Monroe St. in Hoboken, 2nd Floor)
PURCHASE TICKETS @ MILESQUARETHEATRE.ORG OR AT THE BOX OFFICE BEFORE THE SHOW
Much Ado About Cucumbers & Cigars interweaves the narratives of two real women—The Beautiful Cigar Girl and Cucumber Girl—whose stories bare remarkable parallels. The Beautiful Cigar Girl washed up dead at the mouth of Sybil’s Cave in Hoboken, in 1841. A brutally murdered victim of a botched abortion, she was later immortalized in a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cucumber Girl is a contemporary young woman, also from Hoboken, who is both object and subject of a spate of vulgar and highly sexualized graffiti in local playgrounds. Both narratives are illuminated through dance and text, while a propulsive rock sound score centered in the Riot Grrrl punk movement provides the musical backbone of the piece.
Much Ado About Cucumbers & Cigars is choreographed and directed by the Metropolitan Opera Ballet’s Sarah Weber Gallo, a resident of Hoboken, and features an ensemble of dancers and performers led by Julliard grad Michelle Vargo, and Sam Meredith (Broadway’s Swan Lake and Sleep No More). The show is produced by Mile Square Theatre associate artist Joseph Gallo (My Italy Story).