SF Olympians Festival VII: Harvest of Mysteries
Come explore the kingdom of death, sleep, and dreams!
Since 2010 the festival has featured the work of 89 Writers, 65 Directors, 358 Actors, and 34 Fine Artists! This year we are excited to debut 22 new plays by 23 local writers, 10 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time! The plays range from shorts to one-acts to full-lengths, and each one explores a different underworld legend or god from Greek or Egyptian mythology.
The 2016 festival will play 12 nights, October 5-22, Wednesday through Saturday, at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco (156 Eddy Street). Tickets are $10.00 at the door, and can be purchased starting at 7:30 the night of the show, or for $12 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets:
All shows begin at 8 PM. Audience members who attend more than four nights get the fifth free.
This years fine artists include: Christopher Bauman, Che Belcher, Molly Benson, Sam Bertken, Donald Bolin, Liz Conley, Ashlyn Grantham, Brett Grunig, Lacey Hill Hawkins, Hannah Laws, Emily C. Martin, Ashley Key Ramos, Cody A. Rishell, Rachel Vanderpool, Brian Yee
The art will be on display at the EXIT Theatre the entire month of October!
This year's lineup, all shows beginning at 8 PM:
Week One: The Grave (10/5-10/8)
October 5, 2016: The Door
DEMETER by Stuart Bousel, directed by Dale Albright
A Victorian romance of loss and recovery, several journeys intersect in a house full of secrets, perched on the edge of the sea, waiting for the revelations of a long anticipated spring.
October 6, 2016: The Hall
DIONYSUS by Charles Lewis III, directed by Charles Lewis III
What's worse for an artist: thinking your muse will no longer inspire you, or knowing the spirit of death is breathing down your neck?
HERMES CTHONIS by Oren Stevens, directed by Emma Nicholls
A yearly ritual. Two girls descend a rocky path. But what is in the box that they carry? What is it that they follow into the dark? And why, each year, does only one return?
October 7, 2016: The Chamber
HECATE by Neil Higgins, directed by Adam Odsess-Rubin
When two girls discover an ancient goddess, they are willing to do anything to get her attention. Even commit murder.
HADES by Jason Mendez, directed by Adam Odsess-Rubin
Theres no point in being the smartest person in the room, if youre the only person in the room. Can Hades find a connection? Or at least a good wi-fi hack?
October 8, 2016: The Window
PERSEPHONE by Kathryn Kruse, directed by Steven Westdahl
What's harder to fight than life or death? A good metaphor and this woman is snared in a doozy.
Week Two: Kingdom Of Shadows (10/12-10/15)
October 12, 2016: The Guardians
ACHERON by Patsy Fergusson, directed Katja Rivera
The river of pain is overflowing, and the world will soon come to an end. Is it time for panic? Or pizza?
STYX by Christine Keating, directed by Ellery Schaar
Why did May cross the evil river? To get to The Other Side, of course.
LETHE by Alan Olejniczak, directed by Ellery Schaar
Lethe: Drink from the stream of consciousness, the river of oblivion.
October 13, 2016: The Executioners
THE FURIES by Rebecca Longworth, directed by Michelle Talgarow
The underworld is full of the shrieking cries and tormented victims of the Furies -- vicious goddesses who relentlessly pursue wrongdoers in the name of divine retribution. When two anti-death penalty activists enter the afterlife, they wonder if it isnt time for a change to the everlasting criminal justice system.
October 14, 2016: The Servants
ASCALAPHUS by Elizabeth Flanagan, directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto
The truths will set you free.
CHARON by Bridgette Dutta Portman, directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto
A young woman convinced she is dead meets a morgue worker with no patience for the living. Can they help each other confront the ghosts of their pasts?
MACARIA by Marissa Skudlarek, directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto
After thousands of years, the princess of the Underworld has had enough of her so-called life in Hades. Time to learn what it's like up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun.
October 15, 2016: The Princes
THANATOS by Barbara Jwanouskos & Julianne Jigour, directed by Christine Keating
Something is preventing Thanatos from carrying out his duty to send mortals to their death with a gentle, peaceful touch. But he has gained the power of vivid dreams and visions that seem to point him in the direction of the answers he seeks. With the help of his brother, Hypnos, god of slumber, Thanatos throws himself into these alternative worlds and past lives, in the hopes of restoring balance to death and those whose time has come.
MORPHEUS by Kirk Shimano, directed by Christine Keating
Phantasos has long been the second banana of shape-shifting dream-inhabiting demigods. Can his own dream of being something more than an ornamental rock ever come true?
HYPNOS by Alan Coyne, directed by Christine Keating
Last known to have been performed by the King's Men in 1613, The History of Cardenio is the most famous of William Shakespeare's lost plays. Hypnos is an excerpt from that play, seen for the first time in over 400 years.
Week Three: The Cradle (10/19-10/22)
October 19, 2016: The Midwife
ANUBIS by David Templeton, directed by Adam Palafox
When Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of the Dead, drunkenly crashes the annual camping trip of four middle-aged guys, will the result be our creaky band of brothers best male bonding weekend ever? Or its last?
October 20, 2016: The Mother
ISIS by Jovelyn Richards, directed by Jovelyn Richards
You've likely heard of the idiom, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". Well, heres another for you consider: "Only the spirits of the heavens can offer answers to a woman after her husband is brutally murdered in the hellish fires of southern racism!"
NEPTHYS by Veronica Tjioe, directed by Nicole Menez
This play is for those who live with a perennial cloud above their head. It is also good for sisters, klutzes, and people who still do laundry at their friend's house.
October 21, 2016: The Father
OSIRIS or CYRUS by Tonya Narvaez, directed by Charles Lewis III
A therapy session reveals suspicious details which make us question each character, their twisted relationships with one another, and the circumstances surrounding Cyrus's death.
SET by Nirmala Nataraj, directed by Adam Odsess-Rubin
Tallulah Beltran is a scientist who has made a career out of studying murderers, rapists, and other societal "anomalies." But never has she confronted the true nature of evil...that is, until meeting a seductive psychopath who calls himself Set.
October 22, 2016: The Baby
RA by Jeanie Ngo, directed by Melanie Lindow
Solara's schizophrenia medication is blanketing her life with numbness, but who can she turn to when her therapist, Doc Sham, really lives up to his name? The voices inside her head might have some answers.
This years acting company includes:
Terry Bamberger, Kieran Beccia, Sarah Benjamin, Allison Bergman, Annika Bergman, Sheila Berotti, Bob Blough, Marcela Castro, Jayme Catalano, Tony Cirimele, Melissa Claire, Michael Conner, Hailey Cowden, Marisa Darabi, Lisa Darter, Laura Domingo, Daphne Dorman, Danielle Doyle, Ellen Dunphy, Colleen Egan, Mikl Em, Valerie Fachman, Amanda Farbstein, Nora Fernandez Doane, John Ferreira, Elaine Gavin, Danielle Gray, Rebecca Grayce, Ben Grubb, Marisa Guarino, Matt Gunnison, Anne Hallinan, Don Hardwick, Ryan Hayes, Jacqui Herrera, Colin Hussey, Michelle Elaine Ianiro, Derek Jones, Devin Kasper, Heather Kellogg, Sunee Kiernan, Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh, Frieda de Lackner, Koledon Lambright, Scott Leonard, Brian Levi, Carl Lucania, Owala Maima, Adam Magill, Janlee Marshall, Regina Morones, Roberta J. Morris, Larry Otis, Ely Sonny Orquiza, Lana Palmer, Sunil Patel, Fred Pitts, Christopher Michael Posadas, Radhika Rao, Leer Relleum, Nicholas Rice, Cynthia Roberts, Fiona Robberson, Amitis Rossoukh, Jessica Rudholm, Elena Ruggiero, Kim Saunders, Laurel Scotland-Stewart, Emily Schneiderman, Max Seijas, Sharon Shao, Dillon Siedentopf, Marissa Skudlarek, Nic A. Sommerfeld, Erin Souza, Casey Robert Spiegel, Emily Stone, Jacinta R. Sutphin, Ron Talbot, Alejandro Torres, Kim Turner, Aaron Tworek, Kristin Van De Yar, Jessica Waldman, Taylor A. Warren, Kendra Webb, Richard Wenzel, Alison Whismore, Karl Wieser, Jasmine Williams, Stacey Winn, Kathryn L. Wood
The EXIT Theatre (View)
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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