BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)
By Jami Brandli
July 21-August 25, 2018
1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now discontented housewives, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door struggling with the rules of her overbearing uncle. On the surface, they’re seemingly blissful to follow the “rules” of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that’s just the surface. Then Cassandra, a working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted. Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this “gift” of prophecy but made it so no one would ever believe her. He makes it clear his curse is practically indestructible: yet all she must do is convince someone to believe her. Can Cassandra convince them they now have a choice in this modern era? That they don’t have to live a doomed existence? Can all four women escape their ongoing fate?
Smart, snappy 'Bliss' gives tragic heroines a hopeful future
Playwright Jami Brandli smartly upends theatrical history this month in her hilarious, sharply written and fast-paced comedy-drama “Bliss (or Emily Post is Dead!),” which opened Saturday at Moxie Theatre in a world premiere co-production with L.A.’s Moving Arts and Chicago’s Promethean Theatre. The San Diego Union-Tribune
A Joint World Premiere with Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles and in Association with Moxie Theatre in San Diego
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