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."
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.