ms. estrada

March 22 - April 30, 2018
Tickets start at $15*
The Sam

Now extended through April 30!

The boys at Acropolis U are too preoccupied with the Greek Games to treat their ladies right. But fierce feminist goddess, Liz Estrada, rallies her besties to take a stand – and campus chaos ensues.

A Hip-Hop remix of Aristophanes’ classic comedy, ms. estrada may well be the Girl Anthem of 2018.

 *Does not include a $2 Theater Restoration Fee. Click here for more information on Dynamic Ticket Pricing.

This world premiere will be music directed by Postell Pringle (a member of the Q Brothers Collective) and choreographed by Ana “Rokafella” Garcia.

ms. estrada features The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea, including Dolores Avery, Caturah Brown, Raiane Cantisano, Marguerite Frarey, Jack Gilbert, Arielle Gonzalez, Jenna Krasowski, Madeline Mahoney, Maggie McCaffery, Michael Ortiz, Karsten Otto, Malena Pennycook, Zac Porter, Hassan Nazari Robati, Jonathon Ryan, Ben Schrager, Pearl Shin, Lily Sondik, Monique St. Cyr, David A. Wallace, Quest Washington and Brittany Zaken.

The creative team includes John McDermott (Scenic Designer), Robin I. Shane (Costume Design), Oona Curley (Lighting Designer), David Ferdinand (Sound Designer), Claire Edmonds (Assistant Director), Marina McClure (Assistant Director), Daniel Prosky (Assistant Scenic Designer), Emily White (Assistant Costume Designer), Keithlyn B. Parkman (Assistant Lighting Designer), Megan Deets Culley (Assistant Sound Designer), Gina Solebello (Production Stage Manager), Rebecca Darling (Assistant Stage Manager) and Keith Middleton (Step Choreographer).

The Q Brothers are internationally known for their hip hop adaptations of the classics. These productions include Othello: The Remix, Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Much Ado), and Q Gents (Two Gents). The collective has grown beyond founding members GQ and JQ, to include Jackson Doran, and Postell Pringle. Together, Q Brothers Collective has written and composed Q Brothers Christmas Carol, ms. estrada (Lysistrata), Rome Sweet Rome (Julius Caesar), I Heart Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), and Long Way Home (The Odyssey).  You can also find them at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, performing and teaching kids to love rhyming as much as they do. @qbrothers1

Michelle Tattenbaum directed the world premiere of the musical NOBODY LOVES YOU at the Old Globe (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle nomination: Best Director) and the NY premiere at Second Stage.  Recent projects: WHITE GUY ON THE BUS (Passage Theatre) and Student Body (world premiere, The Flea).  She has directed Itamar Moses’s plays LOVE/STORIES (world premiere, The Flea) and THE FOUR OF US (Los Angeles premiere, Firefly: Theater & Films).  She directed and co-produced THE SUBLET EXPERIMENT, a site-specific touring production that played to sold-out crowds in NYC for over six months.  New Media: several fiction podcasts for kids, including the Peabody Award Winning podcast THE UNEXPLAINABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF MARS PATEL and the web series BABYPROV.  Regional: O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference, Hangar Theatre, Williamstown, Goodspeed and Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.  Tattenbaum worked for Manhattan Theatre Club for three years, developing new work.  Member: SDC.  Two-time Drama League Directing Fellow.

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