Dark Porch Theatre presents: ELEANOR A pseudo-historical musical comedy set in the afterlife of Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165192
"Eleanor" is a new dramatization of the exploits of the French queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. A strong female sovereign alongside both of her husbands, as well as in her own right, Eleanor established the notion of courtship and romantic love in a way that forever transformed the role of women in the west. As a central figure in the chivalric code of courtly love, Eleanor, a true "lioness in winter", showed that women were more than a piece of property sold by a marriage contract and expected to turn into well-behaved bearers of male children. With her influence a woman's attention became something to fight for and earn. For centuries Eleanor has been condemned by writers and only now is her true contribution coming to light. Fairchild's "Eleanor" imaginatively furthers this new insight into a true diva of history.
Written, Directed, and Choreographed by Margery Fairchild, Featuring: Alice Moore*, Nathan Tucker, Mikka Bonel, Christopher P. Kelly, Will McMichael, Brandon Wiley, Matthew Von MeeZee, Martin Schwartz, Sarah Moss, Jenni Gebhardt, Natalie Koski-Karell, Meg Hurtado, and Ryan Beebe.
Songs and Music by Margery Fairchild and Ryan Beebe,
Musical Direction by Ryan Beebe, Dramaturgy and Script Development by Martin Schwartz, Concept Developed by Fairchild, Schwartz, and Beebe, Lighting Design by Curtis Overacre, Set and Prop Design by Jonathan Horton and Able & Baker Studio, Costume Design by Sarah Moss, Stage Managed by Meghann Dubie
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. An Equity approved project.
All money raised by this Kickstarter Project will go directly to the performers. As no one in independent theatre makes art in the hope of getting paid, it is Dark Porch's duty to these brave heroes of the stage to reward them for their enormous gifts of talent, passion and time.
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