Uprising Theatre Company believes that stories can change the world, and we need your help to tell our next, powerful story. The UnBound Benefit will help us to pay for the staging of Prometheus Bound (translated by Bryan Doerries).
The benefit will be at honey, Minneapolis. They’ve got a full bar and restaurant menu so you can get drinks and snacks while you watch the show. We’ll also have a couple of raffles, a silent auction, and our awesome tshirts for sale.
Performers include spoken word artist Bernard Ferguson, the cast of Prometheus Bound, performer Denzel Belin, and more.
You’ll also get to hear interviews with the director of the show and with folks from our community partners.
For this show we are specifically working with organizations that are working on safety beyond policing, the bail bonds system, and more.
Ticket are FREE! RSVP at the link
More about Prometheus Bound:
Aechylus’ Prometheus Bound
Translated By Bryan Doerries
Directed by Denzel Belin
The play tells the story of how Prometheus came to be incarcerated, and how — through continued disobedience — he becomes the most iconic prisoner of all time.
The word marturos in ancient Greek means “witness.” A martyr is a witness. Prometheus was a god who broke the law. For this crime, he was locked away in solitary confinement, a punishment to which the United States is currently consigning approximately twenty-five thousand of the more than two million American citizens who now live behind bars, one of the few first-world countries still deploying this outmoded, dehumanizing punishment for long durations and on such a large scale. It’s as if Aeschylus, too, was saying: This is how it works.
Prometheus Bound is the story of how martyrs are made.