Hercules in High Suburbia, a comic, rock-n-roll update of Euripides' tragedy Heracles, will play at the New York International Fringe Festival Aug. 12-28.
Written and directed by Mary Fulham, with original songs by Paul Foglino, the show was originally presented in New York last year at La MaMa E.T.C. Fulham is the artistic director of Watson Arts, a resident company at La MaMa.
Hercules in High Suburbia is set in a gated community where wealth and fame are no guarantee against the power of wickedness or the malevolence of chance. While the play is inspired by the ancient Greek tragedy, the music flows from the spirit and style of the 1950s, the moment when Delta blues became rock and roll.
The cast includes Ellen Foley (Megara), Postell Pringle (Hercules), Hal Blankenship (Zeus), Neal Young (Lycus, Theseus) and Dana Vance (Madness).
The show plays at the Mazer Theatre, 197 East Broadway. Tickets are $15. Call (212) 279-4488 or go to www.fringenyc.org.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You