THE TWELFTH LABOR

By Leegrid Stevens
Directed by Matt Torney
Sets by Carolyn Mraz
Lights by Simon Cleveland
Costumes by Nicole Wee
Featuring: Erin Treadway, Lynne McCollough, Cynthia Babak, Amy Bizjack, Jonathan Draxton, Dennis Gagomiros, Shelby Hightower, Michael Huston, Brian White, and Tanis Rivera LePore

“[Erin Treadway’s] Cleo is Leegrid Stevens’ greatest and most complex invention.”
Talkin Broadway
“Hits us right in the gut and heart! Stevens’ prowess as a playwright shines through.”
Theatre That Matters
“Nothing short of spectacular!”
Stage Buddy Review
“Enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck!”
New York Theatre Review

Using the myth of The Twelve Labors of Hercules to explore the inner workings of a hardscrabble World War II-era family, The Twelfth Labor is a new American epic drama. Following a single day, October 15, 1949, we see the world of an Idaho family through the eyes of the eldest daughter Cleo, a girl with a damaged mind.

Through her fragmented memories, prophetic dreams, and swirling language, we begin to understand the price she and her family have paid for a little dignity. All while they wait for the return of their long absent father, lost in the war half a world away.

Production Dates: Sept 19 – Oct 14, 2015, Gene Frankel Theatre, New York

 

**Nominated for 4 New York Innovative Theater Awards**

*Outstanding Scene Design – Carolyn Mraz
Outstanding Lighting Design – Simon Cleveland
Outstanding Direction – Matt Torney
Outstanding Premier Production – The Twelfth Labor
*Won Award