Le Streghe di Eastwick (The Witches of Eastwick) is a musical based on the novel of the same name by John Updike. First performed at the theatre in London in 2000, it was adapted by John Dempsey (lyrics and book) and Dana P. Rowe (music), directed by Eric Schaeffer, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The story is based around three female protagonists, the 'Witches' Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont. Frustrated and bored by their mundane lives in the town of Eastwick, a shared longing and desire for "all manner of man in one man" comes to life in the form of a charismatic stranger, a devil-like character, Darryl Van Horne. Seducing each of the women in turn Darryl teaches them how to further expand the powers locked within, though their new unorthodox lifestyle scandalizes the town. As these powers become more sinister and events spiral out of control, the women come to realise that Darryl's influence is corrupting everyone he comes into contact with and resolve to use their new-found strength to exile him from their lives.
The musical opens the sixth edition of "A Summer Musical Festival", organized by the Bernstein School of Musical Theater, directed by Shawna Farrell.
TEATRO DUSE 4 - 5 May 2018
LE STREGHE DI EASTWICK THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Music by DANA P.ROWE Lirics & book by JOHN DEMPSEY
direction MAURO SIMONE musical direction SHAWNA FARRELL coreography GILLIAN BRUCE