Synopsis. Aglaonike, the first female astronomer, could predict lunar eclipses, but her science was suspect because she was a woman. So she billed herself as a sorceress and claimed she could draw down the moon. Inspired by her unsung history, this coming-of-age play follows the protagonist through a series of challenges, both magical and scientific. Drawing on ancient Greek traditions and postmodern performance techniques, Aglaonike's Tiger is stylized and visual and uses puppets and masks to explore political and scientific themes. 5W, 1M.
Aglaonike's Tiger had its first staged reading at the Summer Reading Salon of March Forth Productions (Eric Webb, Literary Manager) in New York on August 4, 2014.
Aglaonike's Tiger had a staged reading at the Carver Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 25, 2015. Directed by Bree Windham and presented by the Magic City Reading Series and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.
Aglaonike's Tiger had a workshop production at 5th Wall Productions in Charleston, South Carolina. July 15-17, 2016. Directed by Blair Cadden.