Texas Theatre and Dance presents 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)

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Presented by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin - Oscar G. Brockett Theatre, Austin TX

Oct 02 - 13
Texas Theatre and Dance presents 12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)

12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs) combines original music with lyrical poetry and colloquial language in an exploration of broken ambition and liberated desire.

By Caridad Svich
Directed by Jess Shoemaker

Shakespeare’s Ophelia rises up out of the water, dreaming of Pop-Tarts and other sweet things. She finds herself in a neo-Elizabethan Appalachian setting where Gertrude runs a brothel, Hamlet is called a Rude Boy and nothing is what it seems. In this mirrored world of word-scraps and cold sex, Ophelia cuts a new path for herself.

Praised by the Chicago Stage Review as a piece “both aesthetically beguiling and emotionally ravaging,” 12 Ophelias (a

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$15 for students, $21 for UT Austin faculty/staff, $26 for adults

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Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin - Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

300 East 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712

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