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423 BCE. The Gods are hungry. The greatest city of her age, Athens, has fallen: wracked with plague, war, drink, lust, gods, demons, and a dark fog of nihilism eating away at her light. Censored and labeled a pervert for standing up to the state, a young Aristophanes passes his nights in a haze of booze and sex, spitting into the face of tomorrow with the courage of the damned. When the unlikeliest of heroes emerges, can a guilty, drunken soul become Orpheus and sing life back into the ashes? An edgy supernatural love story costumed in the present but taking place in ancient Athens' hedonistic height, The Comedian's Tragedy is a roller coaster of violence, love, revenge, low comedy, and high ideas. Imagine a play that brings together the best heat, the fire of American acting; marries it to the icy clarity of classical tragedy; and, out of the steam of that collision, tells a new story of the place we all began. When there's no tomorrow, what are you doing tonight?

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 30min (1 intermission)
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