Calliope Rose (a Mythological Comedy)
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Ouch. Four bizarre characters, each more annoying than the first. Strident language in a ridiculous setting. What was the playwright thinking? And I say this as a devotee of the ancient world. Mediocre production values, but the classic rock 'n roll music before and after the show, although unnecessary, was quite good and carefully chosen.
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I'm glad I paid attention to the good reviews and ignored the one critical as the actors were all very good and the play itself was thought provoking. I hope I get to see all the actors again in other productions, they all deserve more visibility.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Calliope Rose features innovative and clever staging. A fascinating glimpse of how ancient beliefs have filtered into our dailly lives. Recommended." --Tolucan Times
Calliope Rose is termed “a mythological comedy” by its creator, Bill Sterritt. His protagonist, Calliope Rose Walker, is a follower of the ancient Greek gods and a proponent of the Greek Ideal, a code of conduct that is a prescription for correct civilized behavior. She’s the keeper of the last manned (or womanned) lighthouse in the United States, living isolated on island near the town of Beacon, Maine.
There are a number of maritime deaths near Beacon, and Rose is eventually implicated in these nautical tragedies. A government investigator who poses as a lighthouse painter romances both Rose and her adult daughter, Tina, as he hunts for clues.
Greedy Tina has her own agenda, wishing to wrest control of the lighthouse from her mother in order to turn it into a tourist attraction.
Two decades previous, Rose was left alone by her husband Jason, who had ostensibly gone off to do battle with foreign boats overfishing the supply of scallops in the nearby waters. He disappeared, and Rose swore off the company of other men. Then came Dexter the investigator.
What really happened to Jason during the long years of his absence is stranger than anyone in Beacon could possibly imagine -- the stuff of myth.
Human blood has stained the waters around Beacon. Is Rose really a murderer?
The official opening night is Sunday, February 7 -- Super Bowl Sunday. After the opening performance, there will be an opening day party and Super Bowl screening.
The closing performance is Sunday, March 7. After the 3:00pm matinee, there will be a closing party and viewing of the Oscar Awards telecast.
On the weekend of February 12-14, as a special Valentine promotion, each couple will receive a miniature box of candy.
About the Ticket Supplier: SPQR Stage Company
S.P.Q.R. Stage Company is studio/stage's resident stage company. The original works of S.P.Q.R. Stage Company have been recognized and lauded by such organizations as The Eugene O'Neill National Theater Conference, South Coast Repertory Theater, American Repertory Theater, The Seattle Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, The California Arts Council, The Chesterfield Writers Film Project, and the Sundance Institute.
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