The Full-Stage Premiere of

The Twelfth Labor

By Leegrid Stevens           AUTHOR BIO

Directed by Gary Jaffe

10 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2012

10 & 11 August | Friday & Saturday
16 August – 18 August | Thursday – Saturday
22 August – 1 September | Wednesday – Saturday

All Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

The Laboratory Theater
McCallum Fine Arts Academy
[5600 Sunshine Drive, Austin, TX 78756]

A Co-Production with MACtheatre


The Twelfth Labor Banner. Photo: Daniel Brock Photography

 

Thursdays – Saturdays: $15 General Admission
(GACA/Senior/Student: $12 & VIP Seating: $25)

LIMITED SEATING, Reserve Yours TODAY.

Wednesdays are Pay-What-You-CAN
Name Your Own Price w/ Donation
of Non-Perishable Canned Food Item(s) to benefit
Hope Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church
[Price without donation is $12]

Featuring the award-winning artistic contributions of actors: Helen Allen, Wray Crawford, Trey Deason, Chris Humphrey, Skip Johnson, Content Love Knowles, Megan Minto, Rebecca Robinson, Erin Treadway, Fred Winkler, and introducing Annamarie Kasper; with Scenic Design by Ia Ensterä; Lighting Design by Natalie George; Costume Design by Benjamin Taylor Ridgway; Hair & Make-Up Design by Austin M. Rausch; Properties by Justin Cox; and Video & Sound Design by Eliot Haynes and Leegrid Stevens.

A Fatherless Family. A Secret Pregnancy. A Decision.

Leegrid Stevens’ evocative new play, The Twelfth Labor, is a new American epic; using the myth of The Twelve Labors of Hercules to explore the inner workings of a hardscrabble World War II-era family in Idaho. We follow a single day in the life of this family—October 15, 1949—as seen through the damaged mind of the eldest daughter, Cleo. Through her fragmented memories, prophetic dreams, and swirling language, we begin to understand the price she and her family have paid for a little dignity, while awaiting the return of their long absent father, lost in the war half a world away.

In addition to Greek myth, The Twelfth Labor draws upon the popular culture of Cleo’s childhood (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Abbott & Costello), that shapes and colors her warped experience of the real world and generates an “elemental magnetism” (KFMG 99.1FM) that pulls the audience in and keeps them thinking of the play days and weeks afterward.

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