Prometheus Bound

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

100 minutes

Past performances

Friday, April 21 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, April 22 1:30 pm
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  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, April 22 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • Pay what you can night
Monday, April 24 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
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  • Free performance
Friday, April 28 7:30 pm
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  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, April 29 1:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, April 29 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • Pay what you can night
 
Drama

Aechylus’ Prometheus Bound

Translated By Bryan Doerries

Directed by Denzel Belin

The play tells the story of how Prometheus came to be incarcerated, and how — through continued disobedience — he becomes the most iconic prisoner of all time.

The word marturos in ancient Greek means “witness.” A martyr is a witness. Prometheus was a god who broke the law. For this crime, he was locked away in solitary confinement, a punishment to which the United States is currently consigning approximately twenty-five thousand of the more than two million American citizens who now live behind bars, one of the few first-world countries still deploying this outmoded, dehumanizing punishment for long durations and on such a large scale. It’s as if Aeschylus, too, was saying: This is how it works.

Prometheus Bound is the story of how martyrs are made.

Cast:

Shahd Elkhier as Prometheus
Damon C Mentzer as Oceanus
Emily Rose Duea as Io
Janay D. Henry as Hephaetus
Missy Watson as Kratos
Yvonne Freese as Bia
Ronald R Giroux as Hermes
Fernanda Badeo and Kendra Yarke as Chorus
Director: Denzel Belin
Assistant Director: Ashley Hovell
Stage Manager: Martin Sheeks