Spring 2022

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February 27, 2022
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February 26, 2022
February 25, 2022
February 24, 2022


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)


February 24–27, 2022

Der Ring Gott Farblonjet

By Charles Ludlam
Directed by current student Phoebe Brooks


Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present Der Ring Gott Farblonjet by playwright Charles Ludlam and directed by current student Phoebe Brooks.


A long time ago in an underwater kingdom, one ring of power was forged to rule us all. Unfortunately, a funny thing happened on the way to Valhalla: the ring gott farblonjet! Gods, giants, dwarves and valkyries must work together to put a pesky piece of jewelry back where it belongs in this comedic retelling of all four operas in Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle.


Ticket Information

There is a limit of one (1)  ticket per person, per performance and each ticket must be held in the name of the guest attending the event. A limited number of walk-ups will be available for each performance. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate late seating

All guests are required to wear a surgical or higher quality mask while inside the building. ​The Lenfest Center for the Arts is subject to the Key to NYC Executive Order.  All guests entering the building will be required to show proof of vaccination.  Visitors 18 and older are also required to show an accompanying ID. Children under age 5 cannot be admitted at this time. For more information, see here.

Content Warning

Please be aware that this production contains instances of Unexpected Loud Noises, Bigotry, Outdated Slang, Violence, Blood, Death and Incest.


Running Time

2 hr 15 min (approximate), intermission



Sanskar Agarwal, Patrick Elizalde, Gagarin, Mary Rose Go, James La Bella, Ashil Lee, K’yundra Martin, Theo McKenna, and Sage Spitz.


Production Team & Crew

Dramaturg Andrew Agress (student)
Producer Mutual Admiration Society
PSM Mel Sparks (student)
ASM Amelia McGinnis (student)
Company Manager Kyra Armstrong (student)
Music Director Dan Corica
Set Designer Jorge Schultz (student)
Costume Designers Begum "Begsy" Inal* & Dezi Tibbs (student)
Lighting Designer Christopher Wong
Sound Designer Brandon Bulls
Props Designer Kanika Asavari Vaish (student)
Projection Designer Vivienne Shaw (student)
Orchestrations/Arrangements Dan Corica

Theatre of the Ridiculous: Phoebe Brooks’ Directing Thesis Der Ring Gott Farblonjet

Current student Phoebe Brooks finds joy and spectacle through good-natured comedy in her thesis production, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet.

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