Is desire the key to humanity’s survival or its destruction? What happens when past mistakes inflict fresh wounds? When fear turns to paranoia and dedication turns to deception? Join us for Shrewd Productions' world premiere of Hold Me Well, a post-apocalyptic re-imagining of one the most captivating tales of seduction, jealousy and betrayal ever written, William Shakespeare’s Othello.
Inspired by 70's era sci-fi and Shakespeare's Othello, Eva Suter’s Hold Me Well envisions a desolate, Central Texas inhabited solely by women after a weapon, the result of a catastrophic war, has eradicated the male population. With the threat of another war dangling precariously over their heads and a new romance quickly unfolding before them, five women bound by the tragedy must entrust their lives to one another in order to save themselves and humanity. Charged with the treacherous task of protecting “the seed,” an old grudge, constant fear and waning hope threatens to upend their unity and their safety.
Directed by award-winning director and Shrewd company member Rudy Ramirez, Hold Me Well boasts a stellar cast and crew including Ellie McBride as Amelia, Elizabeth Mason as Odele, Hayley Armstrong as Des, Emily Rankin as Casey and Taylor Flanagan as Raquel with set and lighting design by Patrick Anthony, costume design by EL Hohn and sound design by David Demaris.
Music by Amanda Kitchens "This Hand I Hold"
Filmed and edited by Magic Spoon Productions