Compelling and heart-rending, beautifully written, directed, acted, and designed.
— Audience Review
 

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

 
 
 

The Ensemble

Playwright
Director
Stage Manager

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Property Designer
Dramaturg
Production Manager

Cornelius
Agatha

Benjamin
Tristan
Eliza
Diana
Margaret

Josh Cragun
Ernest Briggs
Alyssa Thompson

Ursula K. Bowden
Rubble&Ash
Mitchell Frazier
David Lewis-Frazier
Corinna Knepper Troth
Alex Meyer
Monique Lindquist

Jon Stentz
Sarah Broude
Richard D. Woods
Nicholas Nelson
Heidi Berg
Lana Bean
Nicole Goeden