SEASON 28 | august 2016
An adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s tragedy
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
Presented by Gale Theatre Company & The VORTEX
Salomé is the story of one of the bible’s most seductive, dangerous, and misunderstood women: Salomé, Princess of Judea. Salomé is remembered for her dance of the seven veils. She danced for the court, she offered her body to her step father and In return, she asked for the head of john the baptist. Her story and her demand were vital to the fate of Jesus and the modern church.
Throughout history, Salomé has been shamed, blamed, and described as a deadly temptress. She has become a symbol for the dangers of female desire.
In Gale’s new production, Salomé’s story begins after the death of John The Baptist. It starts when she has been left alone to grieve. On her own, Salomé identifies herself and learns what it means to have agency in her own body. She reconciles the truth about her past, present, and future.
Gabriela Pedraza, Kriston Woodreaux, Tim Mateer, Megan Rabuse, David Benjamin, and Austin Vaught.
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson. Choreographed by Earl Kim. Assistant Directed by Jamie Goodman. Music Composed by Shawn Jones. Lighting Design by Rachel Atkinson. Costume Design by Talena Martinez. Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Technical Direction by Zac Crofford. Production Managed by Sarah Loucks. Media Design by Rachel Lowery, Brittaney Ortiz, Paul Costen, Katherine Wilkinson. Dramaturgy by Abigail Lucas and Samantha Bender. Adaptation by Lemons Clemons and Katherine Wilkinson. Stage Management by Lemons Clemons.
ABOUT Gale Theatre Company
Gale’s production combines dance, acrobatics, and a huge bath tub filled to the brim with water to give Salomé her voice back. Gale Theatre Company is dedicated to presenting original physical theatre, training actors, and community collaboration. We strive to make performance that is physically daring, aesthetically arresting, emotionally compelling, and ensemble driven.
This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division, believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.