Rescued from the Mess and Theater on the Edge present The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women by Carolyn Gage, directed by Marti Dixon, on stage at Straw Hat Theatre July 20-21 & 27-28. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (440) 964-3396 or visit http://ashtabulaartscenter.org/schedule/#tabs-schedule-tab-4
Described as “a feminist Noises Off,” The Anastasia Trials is a farce with intense audience participation. Engrossing, controversial courtroom drama, where the audience must serve as judge and jury, deciding motions and verdict, in a case against the five women who betrayed the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov, the last surviving daughter of the Tsar of Russia. The format is a play-within-a-play, where a radical feminist theater company comes together in order to perform a courtroom drama. The play is shaped by the audience decisions to overrule or sustain the attorneys’ motions, and every night’s audience sees a different play.
The Anastasia Trials in the Court of Women is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Rescued from the Mess is a theater collaborative whose mission is to carve out a niche for bold and unabashed theater in our area.