august, 2018

17augallday19CynosemmaMegan Breen & O-Lan Jones


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Cynosemma: A Dirge From the Dog’s Tomb by Megan Breen & O-Lan Jones

Part I of Cynosemma: A Dirge From the Dog’s Tomb is a primitive opera that explores the ceremonial roots of the Hecuba myth. The action is structured via five visceral rituals marked as “stations.” Part I presents the first three of these stations. Station One conjures a creation myth in the realm of women, Station Two wrestles with rigorous power shifts between the masculine and feminine, and Station Three struggles with revering the dual heroism and devastation of a pivotal sacrifice.

The performance will be followed by a curated forum and collective reflection for audience and artists to complete the theatrical ritual, moderated by Megan Breen and Sabina Zuniga Varela. This post-show symposium will include questions about the contemporary relevance of classic Greek archetypes, and the possible interpretations of sacred masculinity and femininity in today’s world. Wine and snacks will be provided.

Music: O-Lan Jones
Libretto: Megan Breen
Choreography: Kristin Condon
Co-directors: Nathan Singh & Sabina Zuniga Varela
Cast: Camille Cardinale, Liz Eldridge, Lauren Han, Michael Harris, O-Lan Jones, Abe Martell, Livia Reiner & MJ Silva

This production is an Alumnus of  Son of Semele’s Company Creation Festival


Friday @ 8pm
Saturday @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday @ 5pm

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august 17 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday)


Son of Semele

3301 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90004

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An Overtone Industries Production in collaboration with By The Souls Of Our Feet

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Advance online purchase: $15
General admission at door: $20
Student/Senior at door: $18

Purchase tickets in advance at The Son of Semele box office is open on performance days only, 30 minutes prior to curtain.

There is free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood; patrons should leave ample time to find a spot. Son of Semele offers a complimentary beverage with taxi, Uber or Lyft receipt/proof of ride.

All Access Pass:
This production is included in the Son of Semele All Access Pass, which costs only $99 and allows you to attend any event at Son of Semele Theater for a full year! To buy your pass, click here.


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