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This year is seeing a major change in the roles of women in America with Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic Party nominating process for President and Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty to name a few.
So much of history has been told through the perspective of the men, even though we know that women have always been part of the story. BLISS (Or Emily Post is Dead!) is about these women whose fates have been determined by men, or have they? It’s 1960 in North Orange, New Jersey. Clytemnestra and Medea are housewives and Antigone is the teenage girl next door. On the surface, they blissfully live by the “rules” of Emily Post, who famously wrote the book on etiquette, but they harbor dark secrets to cope with the strictures of that perfect life. Then Cassandra, a black secretary determined to break the curse of Apollo, moves to the neighborhood—and all routines are interrupted. Can all four women escape their fate?
BLISS (Or Emily Post is Dead!) by Jami Brandli is the first play of a five-play cycle reclaiming Greek classics and myths and re-envisioning the narratives from the female perspective. It’s the kind of ground-breaking storytelling you’ve come to expect from Moving Arts.