OPENING SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

VENUS THEATRE’S 61st WOMEN EMPOWERING PLAY

by Claudia Barnett |  directed by Deborah Randall

September 7 - October 1, 2017

Aglaonike, one of the earliest female astronomers, could predict lunar eclipses, but her science was suspect because she was a woman. She therefore billed herself as a sorceress and claimed she could draw down the moon. Inspired by her unsung history, this coming-of-age play follows the protagonist through a series of challenges, both magical and scientific. Drawing on ancient Greek traditions and postmodern performance trends, Aglaonike’s Tiger is stylized and visual and uses puppets and masks to explore political, ecological, and scientific themes. 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday @ 8:00 p.m. and Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE  |   PROGRAM


 
Venus Theatre has a knack for finding new scripts that make you ache and ruminate all at once—appealing at once to emotion and intellect, deeply, endlessly.

Too Perfect for Words.
- Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene

Legitimate Off-Off Broadway
— Washington Post
Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

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