Banshee's next production will be the Los Angeles premiere of Marina Carr's drama, By the Bog of Cats. This dark and thrilling play is an Irish riff on Euripides' tragedy Medea. Hester Swain, a tinker who lives on the bog is cast aside when her husband decides to marry a younger and wealthier girl. The past unravels in a whirlwind of the mythic and the horrific as Hester makes a final stand to reclaim the life she once knew. Rich in humor and peopled with otherworldly characters, By the Bog of Cats is an unforgettable journey to the dark soul of the Irish midlands.
This fantastical production features: Erin Barnes, Aidan Bristow, Kacey Camp, Kristin Coffman, Casey Kramer, Shelley Kurtz, Barry Lynch, Jacob Lyle, Erin Noble, Joseph Patrick O'Malley, David Pavao, Bonnie Snyder, Rebecca Wackler and Talyan Wright. Lighting desin by Bosco Flanagan and costume design by Michele Young. Fight choreoraphy by Brian Danner of Swordfights, Inc. Sean Branney directs.
By the Bog of Cats will open November 2nd and run to December 8th at The Banshee.