Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka
By Christopher Buehlman
Co-directed by Chris Holcom and Christen Petitt Hailey
Mar. 8 – 25, 2012
Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka is the story of the chaos that ensues when Aphrodite, goddess of love, and Pan, goat-legged god of shagging everything, descend on the island of Ithaka to seek revenge for the fall of Troy.
Before the night is over, Pan is defiled by an old woman, the suitors to Penelope suffer an unutterable act of humiliation, and Odysseus, King of Ithaka, returns from the war to find that his child-bride has become a woman to be reckoned with.
An ingenious mix of highbrow and lowbrow humor, who could have guessed in school that The Odyssey could be so much funny? Fill your wine glass, nail down your livestock, and prepare to laugh really hard.
About the Artists
Penned by devious wordsmith Christopher Buehlman (also known as Christophe the Insultor from his days touring the RenFair circuit), whose novel Those Across the River is currently receiving serious national attention.
The production features Ricky Cona (American Stage's RENT), Slake Counts (Einstein's Dreams), Jason Evans (Dog Sees God), Michael McGreevy (Dead Man's Cell Phone), Spencer Meyers (The 39 Steps), Andresia Mosely (national tour ROOFLESS), Roz Potenza (The Guys), Owen Robertson (Quills) and Francine Wolf (Cellmate Confessions).
See more about the cast and crew.