SALAMANDER STEW, a verse play some described as being like a collaboration between Shakespeare and Tim Burton, is a very adult Halloween tale which had its premiere at the Hudson Guild Theater in NYC in February, 2011. It went on to a successful run at the New York International Fringe Festival in August. That production denied any involvement in the earthquake and hurricane that took place during its run. Flexible cast of 8 to 16. 35 to 50 minutes. Minimalistic set.
“Salamander Stew is a hallucinatory journey into the subconscious of the recently heartbroken Steven. Playwright Michael Fixel’s script tells the story of Steven’s brief but passionate affair with Susan, and the subsequent emotional fallout is depicted through tightly choreographed dance and chanted poetry as his journey through a magical forest populated by elves and gnomes with questionable intent. Salamander Stew is a refreshingly unique experience with a confident sense of itself, performed virtuosically by a talented and committed ensemble.” -Will Fulton, nytheatre.com (review of production at New York International Fringe Festival, August 2011)
ISBN 978-0-9847070 Excerpt Videos Library of Congress No. 2011940610