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Friday 4/28
at 7:30 pm

Prometheus Bound

Presented by Uprising Theatre Company

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408

100 minutes

Friday, April 28 7:30 pm
2017-04-28 19:30:002017-04-28 19:30:00America/ChicagoPrometheus BoundAechylus’ 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     Twin Cities metro
  • Pay what you can night
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, April 29 1:30 pm
2017-04-29 13:30:002017-04-29 13:30:00America/ChicagoPrometheus BoundAechylus’ 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     Twin Cities metro
  • Pay what you can night
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, April 29 7:30 pm
2017-04-29 19:30:002017-04-29 19:30:00America/ChicagoPrometheus BoundAechylus’ 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     Twin Cities metro
  • Post-show discussion
  • Pay what you can night

Past performances

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