The Ring Cycle (Parts 1-4) - PL115 at Incubator Arts Project

Let's get ready to rumble!!

“This cheeky adaptation, by Dave Dalton, Jeremy Beck and the company, 
addresses Wagner's agenda with remarkable sensitivity and insight.”

- Steve Smith, The New York Times

Performance Lab 115 adapts Richard Wagner's iconic Ring Cycle into the action packed world of 1980's Americana.

The production strips the opera of its music and traditional setting, re- contextualizing Wagner's masterpiece to highlight the libretto's story of pride, passion and the insatiable quest for power. Juxtaposing the single minded action of Wagner's mythic gods with the cultural and philosophical hubris of America in the 1980's — a decade marked by a "greed is good" mentality — the production draws parallels between Wagner's mythology, American mythology (Pro Wrestling) and the events of our own tumultuous time.

Conceived and Directed by: Dave Dalton
Adapted from the Wagner by Dave Dalton and Jeremy Beck

Jeremy Beck as Siegmund 

Rebecca Lingafelter as Sieglinde (from previous production) and Jeremy Beck as Siegmund
The Valkyries (Jeremy Beck pictured center)

Jeremy Beck*
Amanda Broomell
Sara Buffamanti*
Jeff Clarke
Christopher Hirsh*
Rachel Jablin
Marty Keiser*
Mike Melkovic*
Seth Powers*
Christopher Ryan Richards

*appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity / Equity Approved Showcase. 

Production Manager: Elizabeth Nielsen
Stage Manager: Julia LaVault
Costumes: Kristina Makowski
Set: Jian Jung
Lights: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
Sound: David Roy
Fights: Casey Robinson
Assistant Director: Bonnie Foster

Special thanks to collaborators who helped develop The Ring: Rebecca Lingafelter, Mark Valadez, Andreea Mincic, Christopher Patrick Mullen, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Sarah Riffle, Stacey Berman and Dragana Vucetic

Developed in part at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
Made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Mental Insight Foundation.