The Shrill Collective Presents:
**The Feigned Courtesan**
WHEN: Saturday, October 14th, 2017
TIME: 7PM & 9:30PM (2 shows)
WHERE: MCS Mainstage || 357 W. 36th Street, 2nd floor
TICKETS: $15 included 1 drink || http://thefeignedcourtesans.bpt.me/
All proceeds will go directly to:
Girls Write Now who mentor underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community. Through one-to-one mentoring with professional women writers and media makers, writing and technology workshops, and leadership, college prep, and professional development opportunities, they inspire women to share their craft and empower girls to find their voices and tell their stories.
Rome, 1679: Three virtuous young noblewomen seek to take their fates into their own hands. The sisters Marcella and Cornelia are bound for a loveless arranged marriage and the convent, respectively. However, they are determined to end up with their beloved English cavaliers, Fillamour and Galliard. Laura Lucretia is contracted to marry their brother Julio, but she happens to be in love with Cornelia’s beau. Disguising themselves as courtesans, all three find power and freedom to wield their sexuality-- though not without some classic cases of mistaken identity, intrigue, and farce. Aphra Behn’s brilliant battle of the sexes confronts love, lust, and the perils of the patriarchy, and rings every bit as biting and relevant today as it did over three centuries ago. Let’s party.
*Danielle Jordan, Jordan Randolph, Hannah Seusy, *Jason Williams, *Drew O’ Shanick, David Gottfried, Ashley Croce, *Michael DeSouza, Ted Wold, Erin Dahl, Lynda DeFuria, Chelsea Feltman, Tom Hausher
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Directed by Chelsea Feltman
Assistant Directed by Kristina Cole
Music by Timothy Phillips Lenard
The Shrill Collective is a group of female identifying artists striving to affect positive change in their community through the performing arts. We seek to create space for women’s voices and issues to be heard while raising funds for charitable organizations through intimate readings and stagings of contemporary, classical, and original works.
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