Prometheus Within OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 13, 2012
    Closing:
    April 29, 2012

    Theater: La MaMa E.T.C. / 74A East Fourth Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    Inspired by Aeschylus’ PROMETHEUS BOUND, Theodora Skipitares returns to the subject of medicine, with a look at stem cell science, genetic engineering, and organ theft. With a dazzling array of puppet styles and a bold use of scale, PROMETHEUS features live music composed by Sxip Shirey, multi-dimensional acrobatics by Jonathan Nosan in the title role, and video. PROMETHEUS asks the question: Whose body is it anyway?

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Prometheus Within

    A Serious Warning and a Talking Liver

    Ken Jaworowski

    April 17, 2012: Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man some knowledge, and he’ll create a genetically modified salmon that could escape and wreak havoc on our ecosystem. That’s one of the messages of “Prometheus Within,” a transfixing if occasionally didactic new work written and directed by Theodora Skipitares at La MaMa.

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