Wednesday, November 04, 2015

nov 18-20 | the drowning girls | apprentice project

Our apprentices are already at it, and they aren't easing into things!  For their first production of the year, they'll be performing THE DROWNING GIRLS as a late-night show following performances of THE AMISH PROJECT Nov. 18-20.  If you don't know the play, this is no small feat - among other things, they have sourced three bathtubs to use in performing this piece.  Telling the story of three women who were married to, and murdered by, the same man, as they piece together the details of their stories, the play is an interesting pairing with THE AMISH PROJECT.

Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they are married to George Joseph Smith, and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths. Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life, and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language.

November 18-20 – Following The Amish Project (approx. 9:30pm)
Tickets: Pay-What-You-Think-It's-Worth(cash after viewing)

Directed by Ulla Laidlaw
Featuring Kim Larson, Jess Amy Shead, and Julia Siedlanowska

ADVISORY: Contains descriptions of domestic violence.

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