Mad & Merry Theatre Company's DAUGHTERS OF LEDA Opens Tonight
IRT Presents The Mad & Merry Theatre Company's World Premiere of DAUGHTERS OF LEDA, a modern adaptation of greek mythology, written and directed by Madeline Sayet, Opening tonight!
As the seasons change and Persephone returns to the underworld, a mortal girl arrives at the same time asking questions that turn history upside down. The Fates have a game up their sleeve - they are tired, they need a vacation. But in order to leave, they have to give the stories they exploited back. In a whirlwind of events, Adam & Eve, Leda & the Swan, Helen, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and Electra all come together to choose their own destinies and finally tell their side of the stories that have instilled fear of feminine knowledge for far too long.
This production was previously developed as part of the Women Center Stage Festival at the Culture Project, the Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City, and Dixon Place's Works-In-Progress.
The production stars: Lauren Annunziata, Alexandra Bailey, Andi Bohs, Claire Burke, Brett Hecksher, Michelle Honaker, Megan Lee, and Pamela Weingarden. The design and production staff includes You-Shin Chen (set), Lux Haac (costumes), Evan Roby (lighting), Emily Auciello (sound), and Jenn Jacobs (stage manager).
The Mad & Merry Theater Company is an ensemble based theatre collective that empowers underrepresented voices through fresh perspectives on traditional stories.