"Mark-Brian Sonna has created a masterpiece... Persephone is a triumphant gem." Rich Lopez - Dallas Voice
"Sonna creates a world of cunning, understated phantasmagoria" Christopher Soden - Examiner.com
"compelling" Mark Lowry - TheaterJones.com
"a unique escape...I almost forgot I was seeing a play...flawless...It was perfect. Bravo!" Cherie Pearce, PegasusNews.com
"make your way to MBS Productions ... The vision of writer/director Mark-Brian Sonna, Persephone... is akin to a wild ride at a demented Disney World. Itís a thrilling ride: youíre strapped in and you have no idea where you are being taken and at some point you give up caring and just throw your hands in the air like you donít care and scream." Doug Dodasovich, EdgeDallas.com
"If you only see safe, tried and tested theatre, C'MON! - take a walk on the wild side. Get out there on the fringe and see PERSEPHONE QUEEN OF THE DEAD! You just might wind up being an MBS fan." Ray Gestaut associate theatre critic of John Garcia's The Column
"[Take your friends,] they'll be impressed that you knew about this show....and then they'll be impressed by the show... Setu commands all the godess-like qualities well...Swanner play Hades with multi-facets...quite deftly." Penny Rathbun - The Frisco Enterprise
"Get ready, empty your schedule and open your mind." Dallas Morning News
Photography by Amanda Cantrell
Persephone, Queen of the Dead by Mark-Brian Sonna, World Premier March 18 Ė April 10, 2010
The play will be presented at the Stone Cottage Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001,
A young woman, Persephone, is picking flowers one day.The earth opens up and sheís abducted by Hades, Lord of the Dead, and taken to the underworld to reign over the souls of the dead. As Persephone is toured through her new domain she meets noble heros, phantasmagorical creatures, and vile monsters. She arranges her own rescue, but Hades devises a counter plan to keep her for an eternity.Based on the classic Greek Myths, this play is a tour of the underworld.
This surreal, choreographed play will shock, provoke, and comes from the dark recesses of the mind of director/choreographer Mark-Brian Sonna.
The play is intended for mature audiences due to violence, intensity, and partial nudity.
Cast and principal roles:
Marilyn Setu as Persephone David Swanner as Hades Christina Neubrand as Dido and Medusa Amanda Cantrell as Demeter and Landon Heather Sims as Eurydice and Athena Nathan Pennington as Orpheus and Hermes Michael Rathbun as Charon and Radamanthus Micah Collin as Cerberus and Sisyphus