April 19 - May 06, 2018
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 2pm
Running Time: 90 minutes (no intermission)
Written by Romana Soutus
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh
In the era of #MeToo, Martyrs is where body is battleground and sisterhood offers shelter.
Martyrs is a convent slumber party turned upside down as tensions rise and relationships erupt. Cats and Kittens let you in on midnight whispers between sisters. Watch as the girls dance in milk and honey and crush cherries between their fingers. In search of purity, the women of Martyrs are forced to contend with their sensuality in the face of their insecurities. In the era of #MeToo, Martyrs is where the body is battleground and sisterhood offers shelter.
The project is developed, directed, designed, written and performed by an all-female team, creating a focused vision and providing a unique perspective that enhances the work and its difficult themes.
More information at martyrstheplay.com
Madison Fae* - Shea Kelly* - Kayla Jackmon - Kimiye Corwin* - Lexi Lapp*
Lindsay Rico* - Amira Nader* - Jenna Bosco - Shelley Fort*
* appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
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