The Prince and the Painter
Book & Lyrics by Rebecca Wright, Music & Lyrics by Kelvyn Koning
In Fidan, where magic has vanished and hope is bleeding out, a young artist and his friends discover that the terrifying secret he’s running from could hold the answer to their country’s future. Can they unravel the realm’s mysteries together before time slips through their fingers? A new musical about growing your roots, queer joy, and embracing your destiny set to a jazz, folk, and Golden Age Hollywood sound.
Run time: approx. 2 hours
Ylber Sassoun: 19. A small-town artist with a big heart, big dreams, and a secret.
Jos Haroutunian/Jovan: 24. The carefully incognito Crown Prince of Fidan.
Elira Bukuroshe: 22. A lively, friendly up-and-coming film starlet, Kiswar’s fiancée. Queen Jovana III
Kiswar Al-Hakim : 28. A nurse who has an ocean of tenderness behind a quiet exterior, Elira’s fiancée.
Maral Sassoun: Eva’s wife, Ylber’s other mother, a Sleeper.
Duwana Zefi: Early 30’s. A visionary, boundary-pushing film director. Jazz Singer
Granny Bukuroshe: Late 60’s. A motherly, nostalgic woman, Elira’s grandmother. Snooty Old Woman
Eva Sassoun: Mid 40’s. Ylber’s grieving mother.
Dr. Emina Safran: Late 60’s. The director of the Royal Research Hospital in Thesar.
Aliena Al-Hakim: Early 20’s. Kiswar’s sister, a Sleeper. The Girl
Duke da Elbas: Mid 50’s. A prominent member of the Council of Regents. Train Conductor
Vittorio Mancuso: Mid 20’s. A snobbish film star. Archelaos da Elbas
Milo Murati: 40’s. A grumpy, exceedingly particular art director. Mine Supervisor
All tracks also play one or more of the following:
Miners, Villagers, Train Travelers, Film Crew, Nurse, Photojournalist, Reporter, “Epidemic” Patients, Club Folie Dancers, Sleepers, Nondescript Person, Screaming Woman, Voices, Radio Newscasters, Unseen Person, Jovana’s Spy, Duke da Elbas’ Helper
*Photography: Sharmy Altshuler
*New Poster Design: Adam Gurczak
*Old Poster Design: Jacob Meyer