BY BETH GRAHAM, DANIELA VLASKALIC AND CHARLIE TOMLINSON
Bessie, Alice and Margaret have two things in common: they were all married to George Joseph Smith and they are dead. Surfacing from the bathtubs they were drowned in, the three breathless brides gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths.
Reflecting on the misconceptions of love, married life and the not-so-happily ever after, The Drowning Girls is both a breathtaking fantasia and a social critique, full of rich images, a myriad of characters, and lyrical language. The Drowning Girls premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2008 PlayRites festival in Alberta, Canada.
The Drowning Girls is a Pacific Northwest premiere, and is adapted from transcripts from the trial of George Joseph Smith, the “Brides in the Bath” murders in England at the beginning of the 20th Century.
The Drowning Girls
by Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, and Charlie Thomlinson
The Venetian Theatre
253 E Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
October 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2016
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