Part of FringeNYC: I'm a F***ing Princess! I'm a F***ing God! Watch a princess and a God, and other greeks, discover themselves on the beach of Dia (which may be close to Crete). For mature audiences only. More…
Categories: Drama, Comedy, Local. From The Cutout Theatre. Written by Isaac Allen Miller. Directed by Avery Wigglesworth.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Theseus leaves Ariadne on the island of Dia and when she wakes up there’s this creepy kid calling himself Dionysus who won’t go away and for that matter neither will The Crabs who just keep talking about all this embarrassing family history like Pasiphae’s obsession with this bull, ultimately proving that the saying is true: you can’t always get what you want, especially when your ex leaves you for your little sister Phaedra or you turn out to be related to the girl you’re obsessed with.
"Miller's writing is honest, though it occasionally overuses 'fuck' instead of going after some more meaningful dialogue...Wigglesworth’s direction is surprisingly conventional and can move slowly...'Ariadne' wants to be dirtier than it is...I do dig what The Cutout Theatre is trying to do. Their truthful, no bullshit mission is spot-on to unlock some quality storytelling. I’m curious to see what that means outside the confines of Fringe." Full Review
See it if you appreciate parodies or mashups of mythology in a modern context, like ensemble based theatrics with narrative movement to support text.
Don't see it if you are easily offended by strong language, nudity or stylized simulation of sex.
See it if you like Greek mythology, you like characters breaking the fourth wall, or you like talking crabs.
Don't see it if you have strong aversions to foul language or female nudity, are bored by Greek mythos, or want straight-forward storytelling.