Maya C. Boyd and Brenden Peifer in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's Tiger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

Maya C. Boyd and Brenden Peifer in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's Tiger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

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.  

Krista Marie Ivan in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's TIger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

Krista Marie Ivan in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's TIger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

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.

Amanda Stine and Jessie Lynn Smith in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's Tiger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

Amanda Stine and Jessie Lynn Smith in the University of Pittsburgh Stages production of Aglaonike's Tiger. Photo by Amanda Olmstead.

Aglaonike's Tiger had a lab production at University of Pittsburgh Stages, October 12-16, 2016. Directed by Shelby Brewster, with puppets and masks by Michael McDevitt.

Aglaonike's Tiger will premiere at Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland, September 7-October 1, 2017. Directed by Deborah Randall.