Switzerland

Hudson Stage Company, Armonk NY

59E59 Theaters, New York NY

Directed by Dan Foster

Sound Design by Garrett Hood

Scenic Design by James Fenton

Costume Design by Charlotte Palmer-Lane

Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser

by Joanna Murray-Smith

Switzerland is the semi-biographical fictional tale of Patricia Highsmith, who lives in obscurity in the Swiss Alps. A young man from her publisher is tasked with going to Highsmith and convincing her to write a final Ripley novel before her death. Their battle of wits and murderous innuendos take center stage in a world premier U.S. production that included a host of jazz-influenced but gothic inspired original music. Saxophones and percussive metallic noises underscore the action all the way to its thrilling final scene.

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As the story comes to an end, we understand the true nature of Edward and Highsmith's relationship. This piece underscored the final moment of the show--the murder.

Switzerland-Final Moment - Garrett Hood
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Switzerland Act 2 - Garrett Hood
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This track underscores a long scene transition after Highsmith playfully threatens Edward at the end of act one. 

It introduces percussive metallic sounds as a contrary force to the smooth saxophone and eerie bass clarinet sounds.