Obsession is a "Made in the USA" view of sex, an evening-length work performed by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and Nuvieux Music Ensemble.

Concept / Choreography: Maida Withers
Music Director: Michael Willis
Dancers: Lorena Cervantes, Michael Koob, Taffy-Schaeffer-Merkert, Greg Simeone (Elvis figure), Jeffrey Strum, Edward Ikio Taketa, Annetta Wade, Matthew Brown (voice)
Musicians: Lewis Christian, woodwinds; John Ramo, guitar; Zenon Slawinski, keyboard; Rich Usilton, percussion; Michael Willis, bass; Joe Link, rap lyrics.

World Premiere: Mexico City, Mexico 1987
USA Premiere: April 24/25, 1987, Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC

Obsession toured in Mexico (three cities) sponsored by the Government of Mexico and to Guatemala City sponsored by Rachel Cerezo, the wife of then President of Guatemala, Vinicio Cerezo. Obsession was performed in Washington, DC at the Publick Playhouse in Prince George's County with Maida Withers as the Elvis figure.

Documentary video of rehearsal (1:12:02)
Producer: Linda Lewett
Co-Producer/Director/Editor: Judith Lowe
Camera: John Williams, Charles Hardeman, John Lewis, Ann Bassin

Technical Support: John Lewis, Michelle Latimore, Andy Moskowitz

Maida Withers
Copyright (c) 1987

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