LASSO OF TRUTH
By Carson Kreitzer | Directed by Jasson Minadakis
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere | Co-commissioned by National New Play Network
Featuring Lauren English (debut), Jessa Brie Moreno (The Crucible), John Riedlinger (debut), Nicholas Rose (debut) & Liz Sklar (Othello, the Moor of Venice)
“Stunning and compelling… raw and bold, brutal and ironic, Kreitzer’s work is full of nagging questions.” – Hollywood Reporter
Known for her “muscular and sharp” (CityBeat) writing, Kreitzer traces the origin story and lasting impact of the comic character Wonder Woman through the life of her controversial creator, William Moulton Marston. The early 20th-century psychologist and father of the modern lie detector modeled his superheroine on two women – his wife and his former student – both of whom he lived with in a polyamorous relationship.
In this inventive multimedia theatrical experience that combines live action with comic book illustration and animation, a contemporary young woman looks back and questions the knotty history behind the worldwide feminist icon.
Directed by MTC’s artistic director Jasson Minadakis, who recently directed the hit play The Whipping Man and won the 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critcs Circle Award for directing Bill Cain’s Equivocation
Costume Design: Callie Floor
Scenic Design: Annie Smart
Graphic Art: Jacob Stoltz
Logo illustration: Remie Geoffroi
Logo Design: Mark Matcho
Recommended for mature teens and up due to adult language and content, including frank discussions and mild erotic scenes that feature homosexuality and bondage.