THE ANASTASIA TRIALS IN THE COURT OF WOMEN

Genre: Comedy, Drama
by Carolyn Gage and directed by Christine Vinh Weems

The Emma Goldman Theatre Brigade, a radical feminist theatre group, is at it again - implementing their innovative lottery system to insure theatrical equality. They each draw the role they will play out of a hat each night before the show, but tonight there's a critic in the audience and the sisterhood is put to the test when some of them don't draw the role they want. What follows is the trial of five women accused of denying Anastasia Romanov, the infamous daughter of Tsar Nicholas, of her identity where the audience becomes judge and jury. They rule on objections during the course of the play, creating a new show with every performance. A courtroom drama based on history wrapped in a backstage farce with a healthy dose of audience participation thrown in for good measure, The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women presents a profoundly engaging excursion into the interactions of women who are survivors and abusers.

Featuring Beth Adler, Molly Church, Ashley Diane Currie, Dianna Lora*, Emily Murray*, Brooklyn Scalzo*, Sara Towber*, Nora Vetter and Lexi Windsor*


About the Company: Little Hibiscus Productions

Little Hibiscus Productions purpose is to create a New York City based performing arts ensemble dedicated to creating, developing and staging, affordable quality plays and programs and with a commitment to provide opportunities for the collaboration of new and established playwrights, local actors, directors, designers, as well as industry professionals to express themselves artistically, build lasting creative relationships, to be seen and heard and to work together to develop and perform programs that are topical and relevant to the communities they represent with an emphasis on women playwrights.

 

Open:   12/04/08
Close:   12/14/08

Schedule:
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm
Theater:   Off Off Broadway Playhouse
Address:   300 W. 43rd Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$18
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Company: Little Hibiscus Productions         Official Web Site: www.littlehibiscus.com