Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

Author: Trav S.D.

Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean

Description: A Ridiculous-style lampoon of the 4 voyages of Columbus to the New World, in which Columbus is a woman who talks like Chico Marx.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2002
Date Added: 10/8/2012
Content Advisory: NA
4 Acts, 90 Minutes
2 Females, 10 Males

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Keywords: Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Musical Comedy · Satire/Parody

Original Production Information

Columbia the Germ of the Ocean was written in 1992 in honor of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first voyage to the America's, and premiered in October 2002 at the Bindlestiff Palace of Variety, at Chashama, with the following cast and credits:

Columbia: Julia Pearlstein
Don Travo: Trav S.D.
Father Lothario: Tim Cusack
Ferdinand: Michael Lester
Isabella: Celia Montgomery
King Baldeo: Daniel Kleinfeld
King Ralph: Edward Einhorn
Brother Agnello, et al: Michael Whitney
Ramirez, et al: Scott Ebersold
Juan, et al: Art Wallace
Giacomo: John Devore (cut)

Directed and Designed by: Ian W. Hill, assisted by Berit Johnson
Stage Manager: Margaret Bodriguian