FULLY STAGED WORLD PREMIERE
Izumi Productions presents
Persephone Xoa Iris
By Gretchen Peterson
FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 @ 7pm
5441 SE Belmont St.
BUY TICKETS: fertilegroundpdx.org; at the door
A Myth. A Memoir. A Mission. Storyteller Gretchen Peterson performs three original stories in an intricate and poignant one-woman show. First, Persephone’s Promise re-imagines the Greek myth of the goddess split between her mother and her husband. Next, Xoa (Zoh’ uh) is the amusing personal narrative of the heretofore unknown Greek goddess: The goddess of women who love women. Finally, Iris Eldinger: Superhero tells the astounding tale of a brand-new superhero. Drawing upon mythology, lesbian history, and comic book ethos, Gretchen’s enchanting trilogy reveals the fierce passions, frustrated paths, and the fiery enlightenment of women who love women. Over the span of eight shows, Gretchen will perform Persephone Xoa Iris in three different Taborspace venues at the historic Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. On 1/18, 1/23, and 1/25, absorb the subconscious vibe of the subterranean theatre in the Dining Room. On 1/19 and 1/22, enjoy the cozy intimacy of the Copeland Commons Coffee House, and on 1/20, 1/24, and 1/26, revel in the hushed majesty of the Sanctuary. Three great venues—one great performance!