Thursday, April 2, 8:00 pm || Mz. Fest 2015 || at Plays and Players
In history and in myth, we sacrifice humans to win battles, abate crop failure, or maintain peace. Iphigenia was sacrificed for wind to take her father’s army to Troy and Jephthah offered his own daughter in exchange for victory in battle. We trade human lives to shape the world and ask for cosmic favors.
Take/Sacrifice explores this space of desire, a landscape littered with those we have sacrificed to secure the things we want. Surrounded by iconic figures and archeological mysteries, our wishes become reflections of ourselves – what we want from the world, how we want the world to behave, and the lengths we are willing to go to make it so. What do we cling to? What do we want so much that we’ll destroy each other for it?
Take/Sacrifice will be presented as part of Mz. Fest, a festival of new works-in-progress created by women to tell their stories through art.
Join us for pre- and post-show events on Thursday, April 2
Making Sounds with Regular Folks
6:30 pm || Plays and Players Studio
Come shake off your workaday cares and indulge in some fun and freeing musical games. No experience or instruments necessary – just bring yourself and your willingness to be playful! Led by Gina Purri, Take/Sacrifice’s composer & musical director.
9-ish || Plays and Players Studio
Share your thoughts about the show, ask questions, and gain insight into the development so far and potential future of Take/Sacrifice with ensemble members and Kaleid’s Artistic Director, Sarah. This is your chance to leave a mark on the developing landscape of the show.
Free Poker Night: Mz. Fest Special “Ladies First” Game
Post-show || Quig’s Pub
A special “ladies first” poker game, in which ladies will be seated at the table first. For more details, see this post.
Mz. Fest is hosted by
Plays and Players
1714 Delancey Place
Philadelphia PA, 19103
on Thursday 4/2 at 8pm
3-Show Festival Days:
Tuesday 3/31 at 8PM
Saturday 4/4 at 9pm
Sunday 4/5 at 2PM & 9PM
Pratima Agrawal, Jess Brownell, Jessica Jacob, and Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez
Choreography: Nina Giacobbe
Music: Gina Purri
Sound: Adrian Bridges
Light: Ro Gauger
Stage Management: Browning Sterner
Direction: Sarah Mitteldorf
Photo by Valerie Giacobbe.