Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending Begins Off-Broadway Nov. 22

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New Georges presents the world premiere of Wendy Weiner's Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy With a (Somewhat) Happy Ending, which begins performances Nov. 22 at The Living Theatre.
Mia Barron in Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy.
Mia Barron in Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Directed by Julie Kramer, the production will officially open at the Off-Broadway venue Nov. 24 at 7 PM. Performances will continue through Dec. 20. The cast is headed by Mia Barron (The Coast of Utopia) and Darren Pettie (Butley) as, respectively, Hillary and Bill Clinton. They are joined onstage by Heidi Armbruster (Athena), Victoire Charles (Aphrodite), Jorge Cordova (Male Chorus), Charlie Hudson, III (Male Chorus), Jenny Mercein (Female Chorus) and Josie Whittlesey (Female Chorus).

Hillary, according to press notes, is described as such: "Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and Aphrodite, the goddess of love, have been at war since time immemorial. When a young girl named Hillary Rodham devotes herself to Athena alone —spurning romance, makeup and attractive hairstyles — Aphrodite takes revenge by having her fall in love with a man of mythical charm and appetites: Bill Clinton."

The production features set design by Lauren Helpern, costume design by Amelia Dombrowski, lighting design by Graham Kindred, properties design by Eugenia Furneaux-Arends and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff and Joshua Higgason. The production stage manager is Ryan Raduechel.

The Living Theater is located in Manhattan at 21 Clinton Street (between E. Houston and Stanton Streets). For tickets, priced $20, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.

(l.-r.) Charlie Hudson III, Josie Whittlesey, Jenny Mercein and Jorge Cordova in <i>Hillary</i>.
(l.-r.) Charlie Hudson III, Josie Whittlesey, Jenny Mercein and Jorge Cordova in Hillary. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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