Immortal Longings


Immortal Longings
World Premiere
Written by Terrence McNally
Directed by Peter Rothstein
Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder
The Topfer at ZACH Theatre, Austin, Texas, 2019

The newest work by Tony Award®-winning playwright Terrence McNally, Immortal Longings explores the rich history of the great Russian impresario Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev and his legendary Ballets Russes, who introduced the world to such revolutionary artists as Nijinsky, Stravinsky and Picasso. Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever. This play highlights this relationship, showcasing how they revolutionized dance at the birth of the 20th Century.

“Zach's production, staged with artful care by Peter Rothstein, provides its own sense of the past through sumptuous visuals.” - Austin Chronicle

”The team of director Peter Rothstein and choreographer Kelli Foster Warder have created a portrait of elegance counter-posed with bursts of sudden ugliness, which physically embodies the questioning of art and beauty that is so crucial to the text.” -Austin 360 by Austin American Statesmen