| Open: 02/15/18 Close: 03/03/18
The Hearth (Artistic Directors Julia Greer and Emma Miller) will present the World Premiere of Gracie Gardner’s female coming of age story, ATHENA, directed by Emma Miller (NYIT nominated director of For Annie) at JACK (505 ½ Waverly Avenue between Fulton and Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn), February 15-March 3 with performances on Thursday, February 15 at 8pm, Friday, February 16 at 8pm, Saturday, February 17 at 8pm, Sunday, February 18 at 2pm, Wednesday, February 21 at 8pm, Thursday, February 22 at 8pm, Friday, February 23 at 8pm, Saturday, February 24 at 8pm, Sunday, February 25 at 2pm, Monday, February 26 at 8pm, Wednesday, February 28 at 8pm, Thursday, March 1 at 8pm, Friday, March 2 at 8pm, and Saturday, March 3 at 8pm. Tickets ($18 under 30; $25 over 30) are available in advance at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14073. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They wish they were friends.
The cast will feature Abby Awe (Bound in Love at The Brick; Gobstopper at The Tank), Julia Greer (Nurse Sluts at The Tank’s LadyFest; For Annie with The Hearth), and Eva Ravenal (Telegraph Bois in Ars Nova’s ANT Fest) with Set Design by Emmie Finckel (Riot Antigone at La MaMa), Costume Design by Dara Affholter (Costume Shop Intern at New York Theatre Workshop), Sound Design by Z Worthington, Lighting Design by Victoria Bain (Assistant Designer on Orange Julius at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and Production Stage Manager Wesley Yount.
About the Company: The Hearth
THE HEARTH tells the stories of women. We nurture and celebrate female and non-binary artists (playwrights, directors, actors, and designers) and develop plays that represent the complex and vast spectrum of womanhood. The Hearth produces plays that explore female characters who pulse with emotional, intellectual, and psychological complexity. We seek to challenge stereotypes, advance and complicate the conversation about feminism, and expand perceptions of what it means to be a woman. We are committed to making room for the next generation of female artists in the landscape of the American theater. www.thehearththeater.com