BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)

Extended though Dec 10th

By Jami Brandli

Directed by Darin Anthony

November 3, 2018 – December 10, 2018

Atwater Village Theatre

It's 1960 and America is in the midst of a civil upheaval. But in North Orange, NJ, an immaculate suburb with all the trappings of a prosperous, modern society: afternoon tea parties, electric appliances, and JELL-O!, "Progress" and "Science" are the buzzwords of the day. In this farcical, domestic tragicomedy, the classical Greek heroines, Clytemnestra and Medea, have been recast as pill-popping housewives, and Antigone is the lovelorn, teenage girl next door. Their “blissful” lives are up ended when Cassandra, a colored girl new to town and cursed with the gift of prophecy, arrives with a mind to free them from their dark destinies.

A joint world premiere presented by Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre in association with Moxie Theatre, San Diego, CA, and Promethean Theatre, Chicago, IL

Cast

Clementine – Ann Noble
Maddy – Jacqueline Misaye
Antonia – Becca Gordon
Cassandra – Jasmine St. Clair
Apollo/Dr. Smith – Andrew Carter

Production

Cece Tio – Producer
Chuma Gault – Assistant Director
Amanda Knehans – Set Design
Ebony Madry – Lighting Design
Gabrieal Griego – Sound Design
Allison Dillard – Costume Design
Jackie Hartenfels – Props Designer
Raul Staggs – Casting Director
Demand PR – Publicist

Cast

Clementine – Ann Noble
Maddy – Jacqueline Misaye
Antonia – Becca Gordon
Cassandra – Jasmine St. Clair
Apollo/Dr. Smith – Andrew Carter

Production

Cece Tio – Producer
Chuma Gault – Assistant Director
Amanda Knehans – Set Design
Ebony Madry – Lighting Design
Gabrieal Griego – Sound Design
Allison Dillard – Costume Design
Jackie Hartenfels – Props Designer
Raul Staggs – Casting Director
Demand PR – Publicist