THE GOODIES: A NEW DEVISED, EXPLORES GENDER AND RACE, REIMAGINING THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS THROUGH THE LENS OF MODERN DAY AMERICA.

IRON CROW THEATRE’S FIRST EVER FULLY DEVISED WORK OPENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1. 


BALTIMORE, Maryland - November 28, 2017: Iron Crow Theatre is set to premiere it’s first fully devised piece in history, The Goodies as part of the record-breaking 17/18 Season of Identity. Featuring an all female cast of color, The Goodies reimagines the story of the Salem Witch Trials, through the lens of modern day America. If, as the old adage states, history were to repeat itself, how would this mark in American history unfold again within the brave new world of the digital age? With fake news, nasty women, and the demonization of all "others", this horror story of our own history may not be as impossible as we think.

“This season, a direct response to our current socio-political environment, explores who we are as individuals, as a community, and as a nation, revealing the possibility, fluidity and oppression we all encounter in the construction of ‘who I am’ and ‘who we are,’ said Artistic Director and CEO, Sean Elias. “This season is an invitation to not only explore gender, sexual, racial and religious identity, but to critique it, to understand it, change it, play with it, hide it, or reveal it. At a time when identity expression itself, let alone this this freedom to ‘play’ if you will, is being smothered, or outright banned, we offer our stage, our artists and these stories in opposition. I couldn’t think of a more direct response to our current socio-political climate than to generate work of our own, reflecting the immediacy of the work to be done.”

“We often associate the Puritans only with their theology, but in reality their philosophy of work and behavior is so close to our current desire to prove we are living a good life, that some phrases in the primary sources of our research could have been written by contemporary wellness bloggers,” said Director Susan Stroupe. “We discovered that the root of these events, stemmed in many ways from the complex pain of teenage girls wanting to have a voice in their society and being censored by authority figures. So we started from a place of believing those girls. We found a deep kinship between those teenage girls of Salem and teenage girls of color in our own time, and grew this story from that seed.”

Conceptualized/Directed by Susan Stroupe. Stage Management by Kristen White with Costume Design by Kristina Green, Environmental Design by Jess Rassp, and Lighting Design by Helen Garcia-Alton. Projection/Animation Design by Justin Johnson with Sound Design by Andrew Porter.

Starring: Tina Canady, Danielle Harrow*, Rachel Reckling, Alex Reeves, Jess Rivera, Elizabeth Ung, Aladrian Wetzel and Dana Woodson.

Written/Devised/Created by: Tina Canady, Danielle Harrow*, Rachel Reckling, Alex Reeves, Jess Rivera, Elizabeth Ung, Aladrian Wetzel and Dana Woodson with Susan Stroupe and
Ann Turiano*.

*Denotes Iron Crow Theatre Artistic Associate.

Tickets are available for purchase online via www.ironcrowtheatre.org/cradle. Pricing is $30.00 for General Admission, $25.00 for Seniors, Educators, Veterans and Active Service Members and $15.00 for Students. Performances begin Friday, December 1st and run through Sunday, December 10th.

PERFORMANCES:

Friday, December 1: 8:00pm - Opening Night Celebration & Reception
Saturday, December 2: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3: 5:30pm
Thursday, December 7: 7:00pm- After Shows With The Crows Programming
Friday, December 8: 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, December 10: 5:30pm

IRON CROW THEATRE is Baltimore’s only award-winning, professional queer theatre; celebrating the renegade and the unorthodox, in all of us. We produce queer theatre for a queer city. Learn more at www.ironcrowtheatre.org.

 

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