Shimmer and Herringbone

May 1–19 at Mabou Mines@122CC
150 First Avenue, New York, NY


Talking Band caps its 50th Anniversary Season with the premiere of Shimmer and Herringbone, a commissioned collaboration with acclaimed costume designer Olivera Gajic. Drawing inspiration from Gajic’s costume designs, Ellen Maddow and Paul Zimet wrote Shimmer and Herringbone (set in a clothing store by that name). The show, directed by Zimet with music by Maddow for live string trio, is a farce of chance encounters in which people tired of their old selves hope to find the clothes that will fit their new ones.

Written by Ellen Maddow and Paul Zimet
Costumes by Olivera Gajic
Directed by Paul Zimet
Music by Ellen Maddow
Sets and Projections by Anna Kiraly
Lights by Mary Ellen Stebbins
Choreography by Sean Donovan
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Olivia Facini
Assistant Stage Manager: Coco McNeil

Cast: Ebony Davis, James Tigger! Ferguson, Ellen Maddow, Lizzie Olesker, Tina Shepard, Louise Smith, and Jack Wetherall.

String Trio: Rachel Feldhaus, Marija Kovacevic, and Agustin Uriburu.

Shimmer and Herringbone is presented by Talking Band in Association with Mabou Mines.

Photo by Olivera Gajic

A Store
A String Trio
Chance Encounters
Clothes that fit