Lady Parts Theatre Co. Presents
The Drowning Girls
by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, & Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Patricia Lewis
Original score composed and performed by Matthew Cochran
Bessie, Margaret, and Alice have a bone to pick—with their husband, their society, and maybe even with themselves. The Drowning Girls recounts the true story of “The Brides in the Bath” who were married and then murdered by the same man. In the play, the three victims return to play out their wooings, their marriages, their insurance agreements, and their deaths in a touching, haunting, and socially relevant choral mélange. As they deliver their joint elegy, the women portray all the people in their lives—from their landladies to their murderous husband. And, they do so in the location of their deaths—the bathtub.
The Drowning Girls features Lady Parts’ company members and artistic directors Erin-Kate Howard, Beth Winslow, and Marcy J. Savastano. The play is directed by Nazareth College Professor and local theatre favorite Patricia Lewis. Eastman School of Music graduate and professional touring musician Matthew Cochran composed and performs live the original music for the production.
An ensemble theatre company, Lady Parts Theatre Co.’s mission is to provide an outlet for adventurous and socially conscious productions, which engage audiences as well as push the boundaries of traditional theatre, with a focus on works by and about women. Lady Parts Theatre Co. was founded by Erin-Kate Howard and M.J. Savastano in an effort to fill the void of female-centered theatre in the region. The company was honored to welcome Beth Winslow upon her return from Chicago, where she performed with Second City. Since its inception, the company has produced plays and readings, as well as led discussion groups and presented at TedX Flour City. For more information, visit http://www.ladypartstheatreco.com.
Show dates: December 4th at 8pm
December 5th at 8pm
December 6th at 2pm and 8pm
Run time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission
Advance tickets are $8 for Students, $13 for Seniors, and $16 for Adults and available at www.muccc.org. Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before curtain at $10 (students), $15 (seniors), and $18 (adults).