The Little Red Lighthouse And The Great Gray Bridge
A new musical work by Jessica Carp
The New York Historical Society (New York City, NY)
May 6, 2017
Direction / Projection Design
That great gray bridge is the George Washington, and when it opened, its powerful illumination threatened to make the Little Red Lighthouse, a real building in Fort Washington Park, obsolete. But the small historic structure was ultimately saved from the wrecking ball. Inspired by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward’s classic picture book of the same title, this musical expands the story by making the lighthouse’s caretaker a World War I veteran and the Canoe a champion of women’s rights. Presented in a concert production, it celebrated the book’s 75th anniversary.