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Promethean Theatre Ensemble is seeking one African American female-identifying to play Cassandra in their upcoming production of BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD), by Jami Brandli, directed by Erica Vannon.
It's 1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now housewives with a pill addiction, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door who is in love with a black boy. On the surface, they're seemingly blissful to follow the "rules" of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that's just the surface. Then Cassandra, a black working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted. Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this "gift" of prophecy but made it so no one would ever believe her. He makes it clear his curse is practically indestructible: yet all she must do is convince someone to believe her. Can Cassandra convince them they now have a choice in this modern era? That they don't have to live a doomed existence? Can all four women escape their ongoing fate?
CASSANDRA - 20's, 30's, Black, She/Her/Her's. Level headed in the most other worldly circumstances. A survivor who finds her courage.
Rehearsals: to start on June 11, 2018, and will be Mon-Thurs evenings and Sunday afternoons. Tech: July 17-19
Previews: July 20, 21, 22, 26, 27
Opening: July 28
Closing: August 25
Performance: Thurs. - Sat. at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Performance location: The Athenaeum Theatre, Studio 1
Material To Prepare:
Sides will be provided
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
May 1 7-9pm