Witches Vanish at Venus Theatre, Aug 20-Sep 13
by Claudia Barnett
Venus Theatre World Premiere
Location: Venus Theatre Play Shack.
Opens August 20, 2015
Closes September 13, 2015
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.
Description: In a series of stylized, highly visual vignettes employing puppetry, poetry, and surrealism, the weïrd sisters from Macbeth explore the stories of women who disappear, whether by choice or force. Inspired by history, astronomy, and Shakespeare, Witches Vanish examines the nature of change and the value of human life.
About the playwright: Claudia Barnett has developed four scripts with Venus Theatre, including No. 731 Degraw-street Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister, which had its world premiere on C Street in November 2013. She wrote Witches Vanish as resident playwright at Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, where it was included in LeapFest 9, and further drafted the script at the MultiStages New Works Finalist Festival (New York), the Great Plains Theatre Conference (Omaha), the Women’s Work Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland), and the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival (Washington, DC). She teaches playwriting at Middle Tennessee State University and is the author of I Love You Terribly: Six Plays (2012) and No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson’s Sister (forthcoming, fall 2015), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press.
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