Upintheair Theatre Presents unladylikeco’s reading of Jessica Hood’s 

bad eggs


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.

bad eggs

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