"Gather your forces, King of Athens. Make the Theban outlaws pay homage to the gods and give the dead their due!"
- Aithra, Rites & Sacrifices
Rites and Sacrifices, the first ever formally commissioned script by Idle Muse, is a sharp retelling of a classic text in the style of a fast-paced political drama adapted by Chicago Playwright Jennifer L. Mickelson.
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|Jennifer L Mickelson|
Work is already underway on our next production and we couldn't be more excited!
Stay tuned for new updates about this sharp retelling of a classical text reimagined as a fast-paced political drama. In the coming weeks we look forward to bringing you insights and interviews from the creative team behind this exciting project - the first ever commission by Idle Muse Theatre Company, adapated by Chicago Playwright, Jennifer L. Mickelson.
Jennifer L. Mickelson is a member of Babes With Blades Theatre Company in Chicago, where her recent play, The Last Daughter of Oedipus, was lauded as a script that "re-awakens, for modern audiences, the original purpose of tragedy" by Chicago Theatre Beat.
Rites and Sacrifies opens February 20th and runs through March 23rd, 2014
Rites and Sacrifices
February 22nd - March 23rd, 2014 - at Collaboraction
(Flat Iron Arts Building - Wicker Park)
Give the dead their due!
Chicago playwright Jennifer L. Mickelson explores the human cost associated with the rituals of war in a sharp new adaptation inspired by the rebel Greek dramatist Euripides' original text, The Suppliant Women.