Femmes: A Tragedy

December 4-13, 2015 @ Nimbus Theatre, Minneapolis
A Regional Premiere by Gina Young
Directed by Claire Avitabile

Hailed as "slyly riotous" and "dazzlingly reconceived" by The Hollywood Reporter, Femmes: A Tragedyreimagines Clare Booth Luce's 1936 play The Women against a backdrop of contemporary femme lesbian (sub)culture. When the curator of a burlesque show’s polyamorous girlfriend drops her overnight for a hot bartender, her friends – an activist, an academic and a party promoter – are thrown into girl/girl competition despite their best feminist intentions, and are ultimately forced to parse the ways butch/femme relationships do or don't replicate heterosexual stereotypes. Deconstructed burlesque interludes probe the boundaries of a visibly queer feminine aesthetic in this hit comedy (er... tragedy!) from the writer of Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo.

Marigold - Stephanie Messer
Callie - Jill Iverson
Riot - Morgen Chang
Guerra - Reyna Rios
Libby - Briana Patnode
Courtney - Briana Zora Libby
Dexy - Dana Lee Thompson
Dutch - Amanda Hofman-Frethem
Director - Claire Avitabile
Assistant Director - Shalee Coleman
Stage Manager - Meagan Sogge
Assistant Stage Manager - Devin Taylor
Lighting Design - Courtney Schmitz
Set Design - Meagan Kedrowski
Costume Design - Kat Ellwell
Production Assistant - Jane Rennick
Choreography - Queenie Von Curves

Photos by Blythe M. Davis