by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson,
and Daniela Vlaskalic
March 15 - 30, 2013
Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street
The Drowning Girls begins with a gasp, a breath of life. Three ghostly brides emerge, spluttering and gasping, from three bathtubs full of water to gather evidence against their womanizing, murderous, husband by reliving the shocking events leading up to their deaths.
The Drowning Girls recounts the story of Bessie, Alice and Margaret, three of the wives of George Joseph Smith, an Edwardian opportunist who made a living marrying women, taking out life insurance policies for them and subsequently drowning them in their baths. Full of rich images, a myriad of characters, a quirky sense of humor and lyrical language, The Drowning Girls is breathtaking.
Kate Danson, Marissa Porto and Nancy Rodriguez
Director: Jessica Bashline
Set Design: Daryl Embry
Costume Design: Travis Boatwright
Lighting Design: Michelle Tobias
Sound Design and Music Composition: Jeff McSpadden