femmes
FEMMES: A TRAGEDY

A Regional Premiere by Gina Young
Directed by Claire Avitabile
December 4-13, 2015

At Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Hailed as "slyly riotous" and "dazzlingly reconceived" by The Hollywood Reporter, Femmes: A Tragedy reimagines Clare Booth Luce's 1936 play The Women against a backdrop of contemporary femme lesbian (sub)culture. When the curator of a burlesque show’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 feminist intentions, and are ultimately forced to parse the ways butch/femme relationships do or don't replicate heterosexual stereotypes. Deconstructed burlesque interludes probe the boundaries of a visibly queer feminine aesthetic in this hit comedy (er... tragedy!) from the writer of Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo.

CAST:
Marigold - Stephanie Messer
Callie - Jill Iverson
Riot - Morgen Chang
Guerra - Reyna Rios
Libby - Briana Patnode
Courtney - Briana Zora Libby
Dexy - Dana Lee Thompson
Dutch - Amanda Hofman-Frethem

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director - Claire Avitabile
Assistant Director - Shalee Coleman         
Stage Manager - Meagan Sogge
Assistant Stage Manager - Devin Taylor
Lighting Design - Courtney Schmitz
Set Design - Meagan Kedrowski
Costume Design - Kat Ellwell
Production Assistant - Jane Rennick
Choreography - Queenie Von Curves

Photography by Rebecca J. Lawrence Photography

PRESS

Feature in national publication Edge Media Network
Feature in Pioneer Press
Review in The Column
Review in The Tangential
Review in CityPages
Review in Lavender Magazine

IMAGE GALLERY

Photos by Blythe M. Davis