STILL WILL BE HEARD
music by Liz Queler & Seth Farber
lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay
book by Liz Queler & Edna St. Vincent Millay
directed by Mindy Cooper
Liz Queler, Michelle Duffy & Cedric Lamar
Musicians:Seth Farber (music director/piano),
Liz Queler (guitar/mandolin)
Joey Farber (bass, percussion), Brad Bosenbeck (fiddle)
After two years of planning, we were thrilled to finally get this show back up on it's feet. Our thanks to all the warm and wonderful folks at the glorious Mondavi Center at UC Davis.
World premier, commissioned and developed by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ).
During her father's last years suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, singer/composer Liz Queler discovered a new and unexpected refuge in the words of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Still Will Be Heard is the culmination of that burst of inspiration and renewed creativity. This new music theater piece features 17 of Millay’s poems set to Liz and her partner Seth Farber's eclectic blend of folk, rock, jazz, and bluegrass music. The songs, interspersed with spoken words culled from the writings of both women, take us on a journey by turns playful, dark, fierce, and beautiful.
The show runs 90 minutes without intermission.
The audience sat forward. People cried.
A powerful work of art."
- Montclair Times
" A joyful work celebrating
the power of art to soothe.
Perfection. Heartfelt and heartbreaking."
- Jedediah Wheeler, Exec. Dir., Peak Performances
Excerpts from the
Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, UC Davis
Trailer - Peak Perfomances