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Water Street Studios’ Live Art Series presents: “Daughters of Ire”: A One-Woman Show

Batavia, IL—The Live Art Series is a monthly live art performance exploring a variety of art forms including music, film, dance, storytelling, and more! The Live Art Series event is hosted in the Dempsey Family Gallery at Water Street Studios. The Live Art Series is made possible by a grant from the Batavia Arts Council. 

Note: All ticket sales go to support the continuation of arts programming at Water Street Studios, a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, IL.

The Daughters of Ire is a one-woman show written and performed by Savanna Rae from The Other Theatre Co. Wesley James writes, “The play is rapid, engaging, and bold. Daughters has the power to affect change - and seeing it is an experience filled with so much heart and passion that it truly could guide the next several thousand years in a brighter direction. See it early, and see it soon - as you will surely want to see it again.” 

Justin Hayford writes, “ [Savanna Rae] pulls sagas from Ireland’s medieval-era Ulster Cycle that mostly focus on headstrong, militant women…. to cunningly illustrate our culture’s prurient fascination with stories of women and violence—so long as women remain victims. Rae, herself a headstrong presence, reworks the stories’ corrupted, excised details, turning female victims into progressive agents. The 75-minute piece vacillates between bold poetic vision and cursory graduate thesis, and often Rae is so eager to make points she leaves her audience little room for discovery. But she's a mesmerizing dynamo with the kind of feminist passion sorely lacking from local stages.” 

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Event Details:
Seating is limited to 70.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
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Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Location: 160 S. Water Street in Batavia, IL 
Doors and cocktail hour at 6 p.m.

Performance begins at 7 p.m.
Estimated 90 minutes with brief intermission.

Bar features beer by Solemn Oath Brewery, wine provided by Bright Angel wines, and cocktails by Whiskey Acres.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Batavia Arts CouncilK. Hollis Jewelers, and Batavia Enterprises Inc.

If you are interested in performing at Water Street Studios for our Live Art Series please apply online at: