Upintheair Theatre Presents unladylikeco’s reading of Jessica Hood’s
Persephone is stuck in the modern world in a mundane life. But will news about her infertility break the spell?
From the fresh, female-centred company that brought you The [Organization] by Rachelle Miguel, unladylike co. is thrilled to present a staged reading of Jessica Hood’s first full-length play, bad eggs. In bad eggs, Persephone, Hades, and Eve (as in “Adam and Eve”) are all living in the modern world. Persephone and Hades have eloped and are now trying to have a baby. Growing anxious, Persephone goes to the fertility doctor, Eve, who also happens to be her mother. Her world crumbling around her, Persephone must discover who she really is, aside from being a wife and daughter. Through a feminist and darkly comedic lens, this play explores the parallels between the two myths, a serpent Hades and two women who ate “forbidden” fruit, and unearths the modern and mythic cause for an abusive marriage and a strained mother-daughter relationship.
By: Jessica Hood
Directed by: Jamie King
Rachelle Miguel: Dramaturg
Jess Amy Shead: Stage manager
Jessica Hood: Persephone
Eve: Melissa Oei
Hades: Carlen Escarraga
Venue: The Greenhouse Studio
60 minutes + 15 minute discussion
May 22 6:30pm
rEvolver 2019 Mainstage Shows
VENUE - The Cultch: 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC