The natural orders are ours to make. Gender is a sphere. Women are women regardless of what kind of women they are. Does it make you a bad feminist or a bad woman if your version of feminism and supporting women is not the same as someone from a different generation, from a different race, from a different background, from a different socio-economic standpoint? The Trojan Women Project, devised by Rachel Hynes and the ensemble,
Charlene V. Smith bookends Doctor Faustus with two magnificent, and very different, speeches. She begins with arrogance borne of intelligence, full of both wit and ennui, seeking greener pastures beyond this world. She ends broken, despairing, hopeless, crying out to heaven and hell. Her performance as Joan Faustus is insightful and incisive, precise and passionate.
The bridge between the two is Hollis Evey as Mephistopheles, who grants Faustus her every worldly wish in exchange for the immortal soul that Joan doesn’t believe she has.
Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her mother 41. But there’s always more to the story, isn’t there? Pinky-Swear Productions is taking you back to an August in 1892 when all hell broke loose in the House of Borden…with the current production of Lizzie. Directed by Marie Byrd Sproul with Musical Direction by Piero Bonamico, this rarely produced,