Three mistresses on the chopping block intertwine, separate and merge to reveal a freeing of oneself through madness, ecstasy, and death. “We are beautiful, joyous, drunk and free!” An adaptive creation fuelled by Strindberg’s influence on modern drama, Dionysus is Getting Impatient follows the lineage of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (1988) influencing Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (1890), Jean Genet’s The Maids (1947), and Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit (1944). This production was devised using excerpts from the above playscripts.
What happens when three tragic heroines, the Mistress, the Daughter and the Maid, are confined together and must play out a deadly game until its ultimate conclusion?
CAST & CREW
Brenda McLean with Ensemble
Direction and Production Design:
“The Ballad of the Lowly Girl” written by:
Claire Therese with Andrew Cecon
“You have to admire the trio’s fearless physicality and unwavering commitment to their characters; they were absolutely riveting to watch move against the stark white set”- Jen Zoratti, Uptown Magazine on Dionysus is Getting Impatient (Feb 2011)
MTC’s MasterPlayFest: StrindbergFest 2011