Songs of Bilitis, an Erotic Psychological Thriller
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The last date listed for Songs of Bilitis was Saturday April 6, 2013 / 7:30pm.
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Billed as "an original work that weaves together collective hysteria, ritualistic frenzy, California Spiritual Extremism, and the mystic rites of ancient Greece," Five Small Fires lights up the stage, courtesy of the acclaimed experimental performance ensemble known as Poor Dog Group. Set at a community center, a dark secret among revolutionaries from a New Age movement sparks an internal conflict that leads to a series of life tests, which are broadcast online, and ultimately result in a community connected through celebratory dance, ritual and "radical apocalyptic anarchy." Learn More
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Featured review from Ellen M.Red Velvet
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I have always been impressed with the Rogue Artists' productions. Their production design is always fantastic, and this show is no exception. The creative use of set pieces, projections and lighting come together to effectively establish moods and settings. However, the script in this case is awkward and needs to be restructured. The story of a writer in the 1920's presenting works to the world as "found" ancient Greek texts that he, in fact, wrote gets lost in this production. The story flips back and forth between the writer's present day setting of the late 1800's Algeria and his imaginary ancient Greek world with his protagonist. The hoax he perpetrated is not explored in any detail and is so secondary to the play that it could be removed altogether. The characters lack depth so as to keep us uninvolved emotionally in their stories. The much talked about eroticism fails to entice the audience and instead can be a distraction. This is a visual show that lacks the normal wow factor this company is so good at producing.