Cassandra

Critics

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Audience

LemonMeter

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Cassandra is an original chamber musical with a story by stage veteran Kelly McMahon, a book by Anthea Carns, and featuring the songs of punk icon Patti Smith. After centuries of having men write about her––and put words in her mouth––Cassandra, the legendary Trojan priestess who was cursed to utter prophetic truths to deaf ears, is given the opportunity to tell her own story. Invited by The Three Fates, she relives and reflects upon her life, her prophecies and the relationships she has with the three important women in her life: her mother (Hecuba), her avenger (Athena) and her murderer (Clytemnestra). Most powerfully, she considers a question all can find resonant: if you know your actions can’t or won’t change things, why do you bother?

Reviews

Cassandra has a good deal going for it. The notion of creating a musical about the tragic heroine of Greek myth Cassandra employing the music of Patti Smith is immediately intriguing.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution - ...read full review


Cassandra has a good deal going for it. The notion of creating a musical about the tragic heroine of Greek myth Cassandra employing the music of Patti Smith is immediately intriguing.

sweet-sour - Ernest Kearney, The TVolution - ...read full review