by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
Produced by Clubbed Thumb Summer Festival Ohio Theatre, New York City, 2007 and Off Broadway Production 2008
with Satya Bhabha, Heidi Schreck, Brian Sgambati, and Rebecca Wisocky
The Frau used to make beautiful films for a fascist government. Now she's trying to direct a film that's simply beautiful. The Frau casts herself in the lead role of the Amazon queen Penthesilea, who falls for Achilles on the battlefield of the Trojan War. But when her actors start disappearing, it becomes difficult for the Frau to ignore the real war outside her sound stage. Inspired by the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl.
Set – two rolling dollies, columns, projections of filmic titles
Sets by Sue Rees Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile Lights by Garin Marschall Sound by Leah Gelpe Dramaturg Siobhan Glennon Stage Manager Dawn Dunlop