New Ohio Theatre presents


AUGUST 8 - 11


Written and Directed by Normandy Sherwood and Craig Flanagin
An Archive Residency First-Look Showing

Featuring: Juliana Francis Kelly, Nikki Calonge, Lisa Clair, Admiral Grey, Blaze Ferrer, Braulio Cruz, Mieko Gavia, Margarethe Kelly, Hajnal Pivnik, Kevin Shea and more!

Set Design: Yung Oh Le Page
Lighting Design: Christina Tang
Video: David Pym
Music: Craig Flanagin
Costumes and Props: Chelsea Collins and Normandy Sherwood
Confectionary: Kristin Worrall
Stage Management: James Wyrwicz
Production Assistance: Connor Driscoll

Tickets $20 / Students $16
Wednesday - Saturday at 7 PM

A spectacle with music that takes on the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became de facto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. Lynch made it her project to bring European high culture to Paraguay, and she's revered by some as a national heroine for her contributions to music and dance. But she's also reviled: many accuse her of fomenting the war in which 90% of Paraguay's male population was killed. We are working to create a complex portrait of a complicated figure.

The Drunkard's Wife creates theatrical and musical spectacles with a generous, maximalist design sense and brings experimental music to experimental theater. Their shows are darkly comic, language-drunk, full of reverence for the hand-made, and therefore wholeheartedly feminist and anticapitalist. Helmed by Normandy Sherwood (of The National Theater of the United States of America) and Craig Flanagin (of God is My Co-Pilot and Japanese), their shows have been seen at Rubulad (Tiny Hornets) Brick Theater (Permanent Caterpillar), New Ohio Theatre (Feather Gatherers), as well as block parties and bookstores and parades all over New York City. www.thedrunkardswife.com

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