"Are you my madness?"
If you had to choose between home and freedom, what would you choose? Omen is a musical about the power of the imagination, but also its limits. Ariel the fairy opens The Book of Shakespeare, releasing 5 women from his plays. Free for a day on a magical desert island, the women must choose whether to return into the book or stay out and explore the unknown. Written for a company of 7-9 women, with a manageable set involving mainly a giant book, Omen explores the tension between freedom and home, dreams and reality, death and love.
“It’s like The Tempest crashes To the Lighthouse, or Survivor meets Godot... In Earthsea.”
Recently Omen won the Musical Writers Academy Pitch Night. The prize was a stage reading of the work in Dallas, Texas with Producing Director Rebecca Lowrey. Watch a clip from their production below.
Omen - Dallas Stage Reading
Producer/Director: Rebecca Lowrey.
Noelle Mason as Lady Macbeth
Sienna Riehle as Viola
Brigitte Wilson as Portia
Mary Kim as Juliet
Laurie Collins as Paulina
Sarah Powell as Ariel
Libby Hawkins as Prospero’s Ghost and Conscience