Photo by Kevin Berne
“Weightless may yet become the massive hit it so richly deserves to be… a new hit musical on its way along the lines of Hadestown or Once” - Chad Jones, Theaterdogs.net
Weightless is a musical adaptation of the story of Procne and Philomela found in Ovid’s Metamorphoses: two sisters bound by deep love are separated by a vengeful god and must travel across worlds to find their way back together.
Commissioned by Z Space and Encore Theater Company, Weightless had its world premier in 2018 at Z Space and was remounted and presented by A.C.T. at The Strand Theater in May 2019.
Weightless is an example of The Kilbanes’ distinct style: a genre-bending theatrical event that combines intimate storytelling with a high energy rock show. In Weightless, the band and the cast are one and the same, blurring the line between actors and musicians, between straight musical theater and concert.
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What People Are Saying
“No matter how many times, over how many years, the Kilbanes’ Weightless plays in the Bay Area, I’m just going to keep recommending it” - Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle
“Alternately soaring, pounding, exuberant and often heartbreaking” - Robert Sokol, SF Examiner
“Deeply moving” - Tim Sullivan, Broadway World
“Stunningly beautiful story of love, sisterhood, heartbreak, and rebirth” - Jennifer Ann Charron, Theatrius.com
“Beautifully ephemeral… no one who is curious about edgy new musical theater should miss it” - Karen D’Souza, SF Mercury News
“So beautiful, so majestic… the show is magically unique” - David John Chavez, Bay Area Plays
“The Kilbanes could fly endlessly into space on a single, hypnotically executed chord”- SF Chronicle (highest rating)
"Spectacularly beautiful!" - theaterdogs.net
American Conservatory Theatre presents WEIGHTLESS at The Strand Theater, April-May 2019
Featuring Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses (The Kilbanes)
With Lila Blue, Julia Brothers, Dan Harris, and Joshua Pollock
Directed by Becca Wolff
Projections by Hana S. Kim
Lighting design Ray Oppenheimer
Set design Angrette McCloskey
Costume design Christine Crook
Produced by Z Space and piece by piece productions
photos by Kevin Berne
World premiere production of Weightless at Z Space, Feb 23 - March 18, 2018.
Photos by Julie Schuchard