2016 Recipient of the University of Chicago Theater and Performance Studies Award for Artistic and Academic Excellence
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Inspired by "Andromeda" by William Duff Telfer
The princess Andromeda is sacrificed by her father for the safety of the kingdom, chained to a rock in the ocean and left to die. Just as she is about to be eaten by a sea monster, she is rescued by Perseus. Now she must become his wife. On the night of their wedding, Andromeda's betrothed from her former life arrives with an army in hopes of winning her back. Perseus, having won Medusa's head in a previous conquest, reveals it and turns all the men to stone. The ballroom, where Perseus and Andromeda were to be married moments later, becomes a forest of marble bodies.
Andromeda enters the ballroom. With the encounter of these object bodies, Andromeda must doubly confront the object status of her own body, all bound, all traded, all decorated. Can she find power in objectification, beauty in the choiceless?
Presented by Theater and Performance Studies and The Dean's Fund
CREATED AND DIRECTED BY Dani Wieder
DRAMATURGED BY Jurrell Daly
STAGE MANAGED BY Charlie Lovejoy
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Cori Mayer
DESIGN BY Dani Wieder and Jurrell Daly
WITH PERFORMANCES BY