16 Spells to Charm the Beast

Written by Lisa D’Amour
Directed by Deanna Shoemaker
Music by Golden Arm Trio

February 21 - March 8
All shows at The Off Center, 2211-A Hidalgo St.

She wowed you with dress me blue, window me sky; awed you with Anna Bella Eema; now Lisa D’Amour will make you laugh until your heart breaks with her newest oeuvre; 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, a terribly unusual love story. In this world premiere production, Lillian Davis, a sophisticated metropolitan housewife, weaves magic spells to shelter herself from the inevitable: a highrise building that will ultimagely block her impeccable view; and a fairy-tale beast who is hopelessly in love with her.

Written as only Lisa D’Amour could imagine it, 16 Spells to Charm the Beast takes us through Lillian’s sheltered life and her greatest fear—the vulnerability of true love. The all-star cast features Harvey Guion, Monika Bustamente, David Jones, and Lana Dieterich as Lillian Davis.


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Lana Dieterich as Lillian Davis and David Jones as the Beast.
Photographs by Sarah Bork Hamilton