Every family has its secrets. Cornelius Aloysius Gaines and his daughters are no exception.
Inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae and set in Reconstruction era New Orleans, playwright Josh Cragun has populated the Crescent City with with a complex collection of ambitious, passionate people. When an exiled scion of Cornelius’ prosperous and respectable dynasty returns, the secret she carries could tear the family apart. Pride, racism, resentment, and ambition flow together like a river to the sea.
And the water is rising.
Featuring Lana Bean, Heidi Berg, Sarah Broude, Nicole Goeden, Nicholas Nelson, Jon Stentz, and Richard D. Woods
Designed by Ursula K. Bowden, Mitchell Frazier, Andrea M. Gross, Barb Portinga, Corinna Knepper Troth, and David Lewis-Frazier
Photography by Emmet Kowler
Stage Managed by Alyssa Thompson
Playing December 1 - 16, 2018
Tickets are $12 Thursdays and Sundays, $15 Fridays and Saturdays
Pay-what-you-can performance Monday, December 10