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Monstress
Off Off Broadway, Hunger and Thirst Theatre at the New Ohio

Reviewed by Emily Cordes

BOTTOM LINE: Bluegrass-infused and female-forward, Monstress re-imagines Classic tales of heroes, villains, and beasts.

The last several years have brought humanity face to face with its own darkness—the pandemic and political turbulence have revealed the monstrosities we as a society have committed, generated, or condoned, as well as our capacity to vilify that which we cannot fully accept...As we seek the path forward, Hunger and Thirst Theatre’s bluegrass musical Monstress guides us to look to the past, using tales of antiquity’s most infamous female monsters as fresh sources of inspiration, wisdom, and empowerment...

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