Oct 06 — Nov 08 Lansburgh Theatre
“They say that love has a bitter taste … But what of that?”
A tale as provocative as the Dance of the Seven Veils. According to the New Testament tale, Salomé, Princess of Judaea, danced for Herod Antipas and asked for the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter. Salomé regains her voice in a new play from internationally acclaimed adaptor/director Yaël Farber, which investigates the silenced women of history and the power of women—then and now—over their own bodies. Farber draws on ancient biblical and pagan texts, evocative sound and physicality, and Oscar Wilde’s mystery play to shape this world premiere production.
Salomé marks STC’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival with this new adaptation by Farber, a multiple award-winning director and playwright with a reputation for hard-hitting, artistic works. Her productions have toured extensively internationally, and include Nirbhaya, Molora, A Woman in Waiting, He Left Quietly, Amajuba, Mies Julie—a Helen Hayes Award nominated Presentation at STC in Fall 2013—and an acclaimed production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
Salomé was commissioned through a grant from the Beech Street Foundation.
Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women's Voices Theater Festival, which boasts participation from more than 50 theaters throughout the Nation’s Capital region, is dedicated to featuring new work by female playwrights and highlighting the scope of plays being written by women. More information on the two-month festival can be found at womensvoicestheaterfestival
Right now they are only selling Season Tickets. I'm hoping they'll sell individual tickets later.
Salome, a new play by Yael Farber
Directed by Yael Farber
Movement Director: Ami Shulman
Shakespeare Theatre Co, Washington, DC
With: Lubana Al Quntar, Yuval Boim, Ramzi Choukair, Olwen Fouere, Jeffrey Hayenga, Shahar Isaac, Ismael Kanater, Nadine Malouf, Richard Saudek, T. Ryder Smith, Elan Zafir
And with: Lilian Barnes (Translator), Pat Cochran (Stage Manager), Sean Carleton (SM Fellow), Susan Hilferty (Designer), Rob Jansen (Assistant Director), Jennifer Kamal (Translator), Drew Lichtenberg (Dramaturg), Rebecca Shipman (SM Fellow)
May 4-10, 2015