Aug 23: Babes with Blades opens Last Daughter of Oedipus

BABES WITH BLADES TO OPEN

“THE LAST DAUGHTER OF OEDIPUS”

AUGUST 23

Babes With Blades will open their world premiere production of The Last Daughter of Oedipus on Monday, August 23, 2010.

The show follows Ismene, the sole surviving child of Oedipus and Jocasta, as she fights to break the curse that devastated her family and now threatens to destroy Thebes.

’The Last Daughter of Oedipus’ came out of my curiosity to know what happened to Ismene, who basically disappears from mythology after the death of Antigone, “ says Jennifer Mickelson, the author of the show. “Writing the play allowed me to discover a story for this lost character and explore the rarely-told beginning of the Oedipus myths.

Says director Tara Branham, “I want audiences to leave questioning how much of every day of their lives are lived for someone or something else and whether or not that can sustain their existence. When do we stop trying to justify our past,” she continues, “and start the struggle toward our future?”

LoganST415 The cast of The Last Daughter of Oedipus includes Moira Begale, Logan Black, Amy E. Harmon*, Eleanor Katz, Kimberly Logan, Katie Mack, Jasmine Ryan, Sarah Scanlon, Michael Sherwin and Mandy Walsh.

Production staff includes Leigh Barrett*(Producer/ Lighting Designer), Libby Beyreis* (Fight Choreographer), Tara Branham (Director), Lora Conrad (Scenic Designer), Gillian N. Humiston*(Assistant Fight Choreographer), Megan Kohl (Voice Instructor), Kjerstine McHugh* (Stage Manager), Jennifer L. Mickelson* (Assistant Fight Choreographer/Playwright), Stephen Ptacek (Original Music/Sound Designer), Brandi Stepp (Assistant Director), Mercedes Rohlfs (Movement Director), Emma Weber (Costume Designer).

*Indicates BWB Ensemble Member

Performances will take place at Lincoln Square Theatre, 4754 N. Leavitt, Chicago inside Berry Memorial UMC. Previews are August 15and 22 at 7pm and August 20 and 21 at 8pm. Opening night is Monday, August 23 at 8pm and the regular run is August 26-September 25, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. There will be an industry night on September 13.

A special offer is being made on Friday, September 3 which is Toga Night (patrons are invited to dress in Greco-Roman inspired costume). Tickets to those in costume will be $5.

Preview tickets are $8, regular tickets are $20 and $12 for students and seniors. Thursday night specials are “come as you are, pay as you go.” (No door fee; patrons pay whatever they think is appropriate after the show).

2 Responses

  1. this is wonderful news, we are so very proud of tara. hope to get to come and see the show, lots of luck.

  2. this is great news, we are so very proud of tara, hope to get to come and see the show. good luck.

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