Music & Lyrics by John A. Mahoney & Ann Mahoney
Featuring Nadine Marissa from AMC's The Walking Dead
One woman from each century has gone to sleep, exhausted from the loss of matriarchal power. The women await the arrival of The Catalyst, and her Oracle, to awaken them from sleep, to begin “The Great Rise.”
Hannah Green, a 46 year-old, newly divorced, African-American & "Z-List Celebrity"actress, sends out a tweet heard round the world, and then walks away from her NYC home - with nothing but her "go bag.." Determined to leave her fractured life behind, but without any true sense of faith, she accidentally wanders into “The Veil:” a space where time moves very slowly.
The power of her social media post, awakens the three original female tropes: The Madonna, The Virgin, and the Whore. We call them: The Divine Feminine. Cared for by ancient scribe Marcus, The Divine Feminine move through “the veil” to Hannah, convincing her that she is, indeed, The Catalyst.
With assistance from the Divine Feminine, and a 1950s Housewife wandering between worlds (fueled by valium & martinis), Hannah travels back through her life, to view the stranglehold patriarchy has had on her, from childhood to the present. Inspired by the time travel, Hannah assumes the role of CATALYST, speaks the Oracle, and awakens the enraged Sleeping Women’s Chorus...
The Great Rise begins...
This play contains themes of violence and death, references to sexual assault, sexually suggestive jokes, strong language, fatphobia, alcohol and drug use, loud and sudden noises, and bright, changing lights.
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