how to get to Hadestown—
you’ll have to take the long way down
through the underground, under the cover of night
laying low, staying out of sight
ain’t no compass, brother, there ain’t no map
just a telephone wire and the railroad track
keep walking and you don’t look back
HADESTOWN—a retelling of the orpheus myth, set amid a post-apocalyptic american depression era, with music from the anais mitchell folk opera.
featuring Kerry Washington as Eurydice, whose hunger drives her to Hadestown in search of work // Christina Hendricks as black market queen and singer Persephone // Michael Kenneth Williams as her husband and big boss Hades // and Sahr Ngaujah as Orpheus, the poet and musician, who goes down to Hadestown in search of his runaway love.
(also starring B.D. Wong as the fleet footed Hermes, a travelin’ man whose advice guides Orpheus into Hadestown, and Kelli O’Hara, Audra McDonald, and Lea Salonga as the three Fates, Persephone’s backup singers.)
- 51% of people in the world are women.
- 33% of film characters are women
- 11% of film protagonists are women
that means 89% of the stories deemed worth telling by hollywood represent only 49% of the population (less, actually, since 82% of leading roles go to white actors) and that should rub you the wrong way.
wtaf is happening to my text post
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EAT ALL THE AVOCADOS!
Damn good avocados!
I live an avocado appreciation life
Moriarty is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. She is the organizer of half that is evil and nearly all that is undetected in this great city. She is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. She has a brain of the first order.
“You are my favorite thing, Peter. My very favorite thing.”