We Tiresias: Greek Myth Retold, As Fringe Fest Favorite Returns
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The last date listed for We Tiresias was Sunday January 13, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Over the course of a tense parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed fifth-grade teacher engage in a fraught conversation about the recent suspension and subsequent tragedy involving Gidion. The boy may have been the victim of bullying -- or he may have been the bully. The note he left gives no clues. As the women challenge each other, they earn our compassion and a few much-needed laughs, but can they untangle the knot of questions that Gidion left behind? The enthralling discussion develops into a dramatically charged study of what happens when freedom of expression, the failure of our school systems and personal responsibility collide. Learn More
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Featured review from Francine J.Red Velvet
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For those steeped in Greek mythology, this outing with the three Tiresias figures is a special treat, but the play also works with a general audience. In just about an hour (with no intermission), three talented actors bring to life this tormented and sublime persona. They provide a fascinating backstory for the blind prophet we know best from the Oedipus plays.
By Stephen Spotswood
Directed by Matt Ripa
Capricious gods, forbidden love, false prophets, true seers, ancient kings, bandit queens, switched genders, eyes plucked out in fistfuls and a healthy dose of gallows humor. Is the future of mankind a comedy or a tragedy?
The show runs 1 hour, 10 minutes, with no intermission.