A performance of The Death of Cupid: A Whiskey Musical at The Living Room Theatre in Kansas City, MO—Monday 15 July 2013
Written and Directed by Kyle Hatley
Musical Direction by Eryn Bates
Starring: Katie Gilchrist, Vanessa Severo, Megan Herrera, Natalie Liccardello, Forrest Attaway, Daria LeGrand, Casey Scoggins, Matt Leonard, Zachary Parker, Emily Shackelford, Emma Taylor, Kyle Dyck, Shawnna Journagan, Sean Hogge, Kate O'Neill, Eryn Bates, Bob Linebarger, Philip Russell Newman, Kelsea McLean, Kenzie West, Matthew King, Shannon King, Jerod Rivers, Ben Byard, Linnaia McKenzie, Brian Huther, Missy Fennewald, Katelyn Baron, Ben Husmann, and Bradley Thomas.
The Death of Cupid premiered in 2009 at The Kansas City Fringe Festival. It's a blues/folk retelling of Aristophanes' Lysistrata about the death of Fate and the birth of human divinity.
A bawdy, profane, and athletic comedy that pays homage to the wit and wackiness of Aristophanes while laughing and screaming at the times in which we live. The Death of Cupid follows Lysistrata's collaboration with the women of the world to end the threat of war forever by means of a global sex strike. However, in this retelling, her actions not only upset their men, but also the gods, ultimately calling into question the relevance of their reign.
What's a Whiskey Musical?
It's an event; a happening, soaked in good company, good music, good times, and if you're old enough—good whiskey.
The music was adapted from traditional songs in the public domain born out of oppression, protest, praise, and celebration rearranged and rewritten to fuse the musical history of America with the theatrical legacy of the Greek classics, in order to inspire a sensual and shared ownership in all who hear it.
This production features quite a bit of adult content, language, violence, and sexual behavior that is not suitable for persons under sixteen.
So pour your whiskey and tap your feet, 'cause Cupid's comin' back, y'all.
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