“I spend a lot of time worrying about the actors’ health and safety,” Jane says. “Real water is in the pond, so I make sure it gets cleaned and is the appropriate temperature for people to sit in. I consider that people could slip on the rocks while running on stage. This is a physically challenging set, and I have to plan for the unexpected.”
The set is an ancient forest, encompassing good and evil but dominated by dark forces. It boasts two trees, one of which is climbable, and a large pool at center stage. Prepare to see a few bloody battle scenes in this pond.
Hecate, a half-woman, half-lizard creature, embodies the forest’s sinister spirit and roams the stage throughout the play. Two trapdoors on set allow her to take the actors and the audience by surprise.
Jane is excited for freelance fight choreographer Casey Kaleba, from Washington, D.C., to bring a new intensity and energy that is crucial to tell this story of wickedness and seduction.
Tickets are $10 for USC students with a valid ID. Performance times are:
April 14 at 7 p.m.; April 15 at 3 p.m.; April 18-20 at 8 p.m.; April 21 at 7 p.m.; and April 22 at 3 p.m. There is an additional half-price late night performance April 21 at 11 p.m.