Therese, a white feminist, rages against the patriarchal repression of domestic life with her bacon-obsessed hipster husband Mari. Spurred by a spontaneous transformation into the masculine Tiresias, she takes to the streets to lead a women’s uprising against injustice and childbirth. Meanwhile, Mari is caught up in the grand schemes of a self-narrating detective and a would-be reality TV mogul when he decides to take on homemaking duties and has babies – 40,049 of them—while unwittingly assisting in the investigation of a pair of buffoonish Beltway politicos who can’t stop killing each other. Social Media presides and #hashtags over all. Sex, satire, and Social Media sizzle with burlesque and variety acts in this surrealist comedy of gender-bending and gerrymandering, a wildly absurd modern adaptation of the 1916 surrealist farce Les Mamelles de Tiresias by Apollinaire. Open the interactive digital program!

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EXTENDED RUN: Extension performances will take place at the Sprenger – Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE, DC

The Sprenger Theater is a 190-seat air-conditioned venue in a fully wheelchair-accessible venue.

Thursday, July 27th at 10 PM

Saturday, July 29th at 10 PM

Sunday, July 30th at 5:30 PM

 

WORLD PREMIERE: At the Lang – Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, DC

The Lang Theater is a 260-seat air-conditioned venue in a fully wheelchair-accessible venue.

Saturday, July 8th at 9 PM

Thursday, July 13th at 9:15 PM

Sunday, July 16th at 2:45 PM

Tuesday, July 18th at 5:15 PM

Friday, July 21st at 8:15 PM

Saturday, July 22nd at 7 PM

Full-price tickets are $17 and a Fringe button ($5 before 7/6/17, then $7) is required for entry.

BUT there are ways to see us for less! Purchase an “I Support Independent Artists” Pass, which is 2 tickets, 2 buttons, and a bar credit of $10, all for just $30 (a $58 value). Fringe also offers a variety of multi-ticket passes, which are great for sharing costs with friends or Fringe-bingeing (a recommended experience) for a lower per-ticket price.

You can buy Fringe passes and redeem them for specific shows, or buy individual tickets for our show beginning June 19th.

In order of appearance:

 

  • DIVA DARLING as Therese/Tiresias
  • BUSTER BRITCHES as Mari
  • ALEXANDRA WEHR as Social Media
  • SHORTSTAXX as The Director and Presto
  • CHANTAL MARTINEAU as Lacouf
  • CHERIE SWEETBOTTOM as The Detective
  • BONEZA VALDEZ HANCHOCK as Apolla
  • EMMA ZONN as The Developer
  • CRISTINA SANCHEZ as The Reporter
  • NASTYA DJAKOV as Même
  • EMMA ZONN, NASTYA DJAKOV, IZZY LAFLEUR, KATE MCGOWAN, ENEMY JONES, CLAIR(E) MARTINEZ, GINGER JAMESON, KATIE WICKLUND as the Women of Zanzibar, Babies, and Assorted Citizens

 

  • Director: Sean Butler
  • Writer/Producer: Rebecca Rose Vassy
  • Stage Manager: Toni Goldberg
  • Production Assistant: Stephanie Davis
  • Booth Tech: Ártemis López
  • Costumer: Carrie Smith
  • Choreography: Diva Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom, Buster Britches
  • Props Manager: Christine Smith
  • Marketing and PR: Rebecca Rose Vassy and Stephanie Davis with the whole damn cast and crew
  • Graphic Design: Rebecca Rose Vassy
  • Sound Design: Sean Butler