the serpent under't. By Emmy Lane Palmersheim, directed by Albert Williams. Grey photo of Theatre Building.

the serpent under’t

Feb 19, 2021 to Feb 25, 2021
Emmy Lane Palmersheim
Directed by: 
Albert Williams
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:00pm


the serpent under't is a retelling of the classic Greek myth of Medusa from her and her siblings' perspective. Utilizing a modern, feminist, queer critique by both diction of dialogue and subverting major plot points of the original myth, the play deals with the ramifications of trauma, family, the capacity for evil, and the impossible and inscrutable nature of being a woman both in Ancient Greece and in the 21st century.

This production contains strong language, blood, abuse, and allusions to suicide.

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This event is free and will be presented online.

All performance dates are subject to change. Please visit our website or the Arts Iowa Calendar for the most up-to-date information.

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