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Review: “Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem”

Klytmnestra, the spin on a classic Greek tragedy, is all triumph. Currently playing for another week at the Anacostia Playhouse – it blankets tears and laughs, creativity writing and hip hop music, despair and hope, all in 90 minute session.

Dane Figueroa Edidi is nothing short of a local celebrity in the theater world, who will soon (or should) be known throughout the US. Her ability to storytell via music selection, acting, word, sound, art, dance, and rhythm is unmatched.

The downside: My only gripes were that the theater wasn’t filled to the brim, especially during Pride Month, where thousands flocks to DC city streets in celebration, solidarity and support of our nation’s LGBT community. Also, I’d wish this play was on a bigger stage – with more support so that its impact could be felt deeper.

Still this work by Edidi is a big move for DC theater and even bigger for trans artists making statements and moving the needle forward. Go see it.

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Klytmnestra runs for approximately 90 minutes aand there is no intermission. It plays through June 16, 2019 through Theater Alliance at the (Anacostia Playhouse – 2020 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC). Purchase tickets at the box office or visit the site online.

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