The River Becomes Sea
Every family has its secrets.
Cornelius Aloysius Gaines and his daughters are no exception.
Inspired by Euripides’ The Bacchae and set in Reconstruction era New Orleans, playwright Josh Cragun has populated the Crescent City with a complex collection of ambitious, passionate people. When an exiled scion of Cornelius’ prosperous and respectable dynasty returns, the secret she carries could tear the family apart. Pride, racism, resentment and ambition flow together like a river to the sea.
And the water is rising.
Premiered December 1 -16, 2018 at The Crane Theater
Ursula K. Bowden
Corinna Knepper Troth
Richard D. Woods