Dangerous Women return to Snowy Owl Theater to present “Spellbound”. This year’s production illuminates mystical women from history who dared to embrace their own power and vision.
This year’s local and regional performers include Mandi Wickline, Susan Gubsch, Kara Woods Hunnicut, Susan Butruille, Rhona Baron, Momi Palmieri, Nadege Margaria, Martha Flores, Gracie Camp, Harriet Bullitt, Arlene Wagner, Holly Blue, Cindy Rietveldt, Emily Bebber, Christina DAvitt, Amy Carlson and Jana Sparks.
Using the mediums of dance, theater, song, instrumental performance, rap, poetry, art and chant the cast will bring to life such dangerous women as Hawaiian Goddess Hi’iaka, historical Salem “witches” enacting their factual stories, French warrior Jeanne D’arc, the mysterious Dark Madonnas, the mystical dancer Salome, a contemporary female composer inspired by gothic cathedrals, 12th-century abbess and Renaissance woman Hildegard von Bingenand and the ancient Irish goddess Morrigan. Contemporary artists, spellbound by their original music, painting and poetry will also perform. “Memory” a fluid, larger-than-life puppet will summon each performer to the stage. There will be a talk-back with the cast after the performance.
Following the acclaimed 2016 “In Celebration of Dangerous Women,” the upcoming show is directed and produced by Rhona Baron, Susan Butruille, and Henry Hettick, Theater Program Artistic Director for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Inspired by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s famous maxim: “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” this will be Leavenworth’s fourth show featuring women from history. Susan Butruille and Mandi Wickline founded and directed the first two productions celebrating March, Women’s History Month, at Faith Lutheran Church in Leavenworth before moving the community production to the Icicle Creek campus.