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Studio 506 presents

a staged reading

Written by Gina Young

Direction by Kaitlyn Crockett

 

June 6th, 2018 at 7p

June 10th, 2018 at 2p and 7p

Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $1 and a purchase of Food/Drink

                                        based on budget, $5

Femmes: A Tragedy

a part of the studio's 2018 Play Reading Series

Femmes: A Tragedy is a contemporary comedy about queer femme identity. Partially inspired by Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, The Women, Femmes is the story of a painful public breakup set against the backdrop of modern urban lesbian (sub)culture(s). When the curator of a burlesque show is dumped by her girlfriend for a hot bartender named Callie, her friends-- an activist, an academic and a party promoter-- are thrown into gossip and competition despite their best feminist intentions. With an iPhone app as a catalyst, the gossip spreads from friends to social media to the community at large, along the way satirizing and celebrating the diverse history of queer femme identity and questioning the ways butch/femme relationships do or don't replicate heterosexual stereotypes. Ultimately, everything leads to a showdown between Marigold and Callie— at a burlesque show in which each character performs burlesque routines deconstructing modern femininity. 

Starring Angie Bruce, Florence Chaer Pereyra, Madaline Falcone, Jocelyn Griser, Brittany Phillips, Mikey Sam, Fahmina Zaman

Runtime: 120 minutes, one 10-minute intermission

Special thanks to Mill City BBQ & Brew

"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

PAST PRODUCTIONS

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FEMMES: A TRAGEDY

written by GINA YOUNG

directed by KAITLYN CROCKETT

June 6, 2018 - June 10, 2018 

Mill City BBQ and Brew

Run time: 120 minutes

"The course of true love never did run smooth"

Femmes: A Tragedy is a contemporary tragicomedy in two acts, partially inspired by Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 play, The Women. When a community organizer'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 intentions, and are ultimately forced to parse the ways butch/femme relationships do or don't replicate heterosexual stereotypes.

This production is a part of our PLAY READING SERIES, sponsored in part by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council. 

CAST

LYSANDER / Eli Daily

HERMIA / Ginny Rolfe

DEMETRIUS / Zachariah Gonzalez

HELENA / Maya Sisodia

THESEUS / Gail Angellis

HIPPOLYTA / Amanda Collins

BOTTOM / Casey Woods

QUINCE / Max Reinhold

FLUTE / Kyle Cregg

SNOUT / Daisy Bilenkin

SNUG / Michael Buckley

PUCK / Alyssa Branciforte

OBERON / John Bachelder

TITANIA / Cora Krong

FAIRY COVEN / Addie Farrick

                            Morgan Minsk

                            Byron McNeal

                            Charlette Augusta

                            Mikey Sam

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTION / Kaitlyn Crockett

STAGE MANAGEMENT / Kathleen Curran

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT / Charlette Augusta

POSTER DESIGN / Anabelle Souza

FESTIVAL COORDINATORS / Ani Vong

                                                 Chris Hayes

                                                 Aurora Erickson

PRODUCTION MEDIA