[performing at #108 Blue Star Arts Complex, 1400 S. Alamo, San Antontio, TX - click for map]
A new theatre ritual by Laurie Rae Dietrich
With Erik Bosse & Sandra Dunn
April 12 – 21, 2013
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.
Admission: $15 general admission, $12 students & seniors, group rate available for groups of 10 or more.
The theater is a church. The bordello is a temple. The sacred has been profaned and the profane is, in fact, sacred. In Hetaerae (n. pl. [hi-teer-ee], gr; courtesans), writer, ritualist and performance artist Laurie Dietrich explores the archetype of the sacred prostitute: the ways in which both the performer & the sex worker are extensions of the divine. This provocative and profound new multi-media work fuses religious & sexual fetish imagery, Sumerian mythology, pole dance, stripping & Goddess iconography to create a new theatrical piece addressing the most demeaned and reductive stereotypes we have collectively created about women.
The diverse female cast will excavate and embody the roles that women have inhabited, across the span of human history, in a series of linked text/movement-based vignettes, re-awakening and reclaiming the connection between what we desire and what we despise, and attempting to heal the violent separation of sacred and scapegoat.
Shockingly current and rooted in deep history, Hetaerae is Dietrich’s first full-length, fully-realized ritual theater production, and is supported by a talented production team and cast.
Performed by Laurie Dietrich, Monessa Esquivel, Brandyn Miller and S.T. Shimi.
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For more info or to purchase tickets for Hetaerae please call (210) 227-5867!
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