In Blue


Theirs is a friendship measured in 28 postcards, 5 horses painted blue, and all those letters from war. On her posthumous search of Franz Marc’s lost masterpiece, Tower of Blue Horses, Else Lasker-Schüler must learn to let go.

The cast of In Blue talk briefly about the play and their respective roles.

IN BLUE performs on
Wednesday 12/4 at 7, Thursday 12/5 at 7, Friday 12/6 at 3 & 7 (Opening), Saturday 12/6 at 7, Thursday 12/12 at 7, Friday 12/13 at 7, Saturday 12/14 at 3 & 7, and Sunday 12/15 at 3 & 7.

Starring Finn Kilgore as Franz Marc and Alyssa Simon as Else Lasker-Schüler, with an original live score by Luke Santy.

Production Stage Manager and Assistant Director is Gabrielle Giacomo. Scenic Design is by Sarah Edkins. Lighting Design is by Becky Heisler McCarthy. Costume Design is by Florence LeBas. Additional technical consultant is Anthony Sertel Dean. ASM is Kelly Teaford.

New York IT Awards



“Playwright and director Ran Xia has dropped us into an ocean of darkness and coaxes us toward sound and light in this delicate, dreamlike play… It’s a delightful fantasy…” – Jacquelyn Claire, NYTheatreGuide (De Profundis)

“De Profundis’s celebration of sound finds its full expression in writer/director Ran Xia’s lyrical text … Like the hybrid creatures it evokes, beckons from a dreamlike liminal world…” – Emily Cordes, Theatre Is Easy (De Profundis)

Virtuoso director, Ran Xia, conducts this cutting edge collage. Bold choices hammer the play’s ideas into our consciousness. From the moment Independent Study begins, we are bombarded by stimuli. – Hazen Cuyler, Theater Pizzazz (Independent Study)

“…the play is staged expertly by director Ran Xia… the play’s emotional and haunting atmosphere is captured perfectly.” – Anthony Piccione. Onstageblog (Independent Study)

“By placing the action on three sides of The Tank’s black box theatre, and employing impressionistic set pieces and quick, shadowy light changes, director Ran Xia and designers Sean Devare and Anthony Sertel Dean create a liminal memory-space, as malleable and all-encompassing as its characters’ troubled minds.” – Emily Cordes, Theatre Is Easy (The Tallest Man in the World)

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