(Philadelphia, April 4, 2012) B. Someday Productions and Naked Feet Productions present a new remounting of the best selling WOMEN OF FIRE AND BLOOD—mythological heroines of ancient Greece tell their stories through a modern sensibility. Performances run April 25 -29, 2012 at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia. PA. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased online and at the door.
Now a one-woman powerhouse of a show, one actress plays eleven different characters in this intense, forceful and passionate performance. Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod, artistic director of Naked Feet Productions takes on these characters and many more: Medea, who avenged herself against her husband by killing her own children, Clytemnestra, who slew her husband to avenge the killing of her daughter, the sexy Phaedra, who fell in love with her son-in-law.
There will be a Talk-Back after the April 27 performance with Dr. Maria Hnaraki, head of the Hellenic Studies program at Drexel University and Joy Spocke, editor of Wide River Review.
In Women of Fire and Blood, Greek poet, actress, director Lili Bita, reimagines the archetypal heroines of antiquity through a modern feminist sensibility. “I saw the most beautiful and powerful of women, chained by myth. I heard their demand for release. It was then that I decided to free them and to give them their voice through my own,” says writer/director Lili Bita.
Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod takes on each character’s monologue with a different approach. She says of Lili Bita: “Her dynamic, creative life has been besieged by conflict, misogyny, violence and abuse and yet she has triumphed by producing 20 published books of poetry and prose & by winning dozens of awards for poetry and performance.” She is a role model and heroine in her own right.
What: WOMEN OF FIRE AND BLOOD
Who: B. SOMEDAY PRODUCTIONS & NAKED FEET PRODUCTIONS
Where: WALKING FISH THEATRE, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Phila, PA 19125
When: APRIL 25-29, Wednesday-Saturday @ 8pm; Sunday @ 3pm
Cost: TICKETS: $18.00, Wednesday is Pay-what-you-can
B. Someday Productions, a 501.c.(3) non-profit theatre-arts corporation, is an independent producing and presenting theatre company, producing mainstage shows and cabaret productions, educational outreach programs, co-producing comedy, community and family theatre programs. B. Someday was recently honored with its first Barrymore Award for its outreach program, Of Mythic Proportions!