Funding is needed to complete and mount this new one-woman play in which Two women teeter on the precipice of monumental personal change. The Actress, her life spent in the theatre, struggles to hold onto her sanity when her life is ravaged by divorce and addiction. Aspasia, a high-priced courtesan who shares the bed of ancient Greece's most powerful politician, seeks to influence the destiny of her country and its women.
Elizabeth Huffman brings these remarkable women to life in an evening of daring, deeply personal theater. Though separated by two thousand years, these women are inexorably linked by their unyielding passion for Euripides' Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women. The Actress re-imagines the play nightly and inhabits its characters as a way of understanding her unraveling life..while Aspasia, present during the play's creation, inspires Euripides to dig deeper into the psyches of his war-ravaged characters.
You Belong to Me uses performance, music and digital imagery to explore such timeless themes as democracy, gender politics, marriage and desire; and question whether our personal and political histories are linear or unbroken circles, forever dooming us to repeat the same mistakes.
Your donation will directly contribute to designing and mounting the first production of this compelling new one-woman play written for Elizabeth Huffman by Steven Wolfson and directed by Jane Bement Geesman. Funding is needed to develop the sound and lighting designs, the photography and video elements, and the costumes required to realize the power of this new work.
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