Heavier Than… a new play by Steve Yockey
directed by Bridget Leak
March 10 — April 1
Asterius the Minotaur turns 30 tomorrow, and he’s facing more than just your average birthday blues…
Seen by the world as nothing but a murderous oddity, Aster must navigate warriors out to kill him, a deceptively seductive Chorus, a plotting sister, and Icarus, a sex-obsessed boy with wings—all while pining to see his estranged Mother.
Steve Yockey, author of previous Know Theatre MainStage hits Pluto (2014) and The Fisherman’s Wife (2016) uses wit, lyric language, and ancient legend to tell a painfully funny and moving story about the families we yearn for versus the families we’re stuck with.
Queen City Flash’s Bridget Leak is back on the Know MainStage to bring this tragicomic mythical mashup to life. And she's assembled a fantastic cast of Cincy theatre stars:
Piper Davis as Pasiphae
Landon Horton as Asterius
Jordan Trovillion as Ariadne
Nathan Tubbs as Icarus
Nicole A. Hershey, Miranda McGee*, and Maggie Lou Rader as the Chorus.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
Join us for Heavier Than… and discover a clever and poignant look at the age-old question: Do you control your Fate, or does your Fate control you?