Staged Readings in LA & NYC
By Ellie Pyle
Directed by Thomas Cunningham
Starring: Ruth Connell, Ryan McCurdy, Aaron Fili, Rachael Hip-Flores, Alan Smyth, Elizabeth Rose and Phinneas Kiyomura
September 25 @ 8pm - The Broadwater Mainstage Enter at: 1078 Lillian Way
September 26 @ 8pm - The Broadwater Black BoxEnter at: 6322 Santa Monica Blvd
HERETICS tells the story of Magali, a noblewoman raised to believe that she carries the Magdalene bloodline, and a sacred duty to pass it on. But in 13th-century Languedoc, Cathars see procreation as a sin, the Catholic Church burns those “good Christians” by the hundreds, and Troubadours sing that marriage is no impediment to true love. These are just some of the heresies in this stirring meditation on Truth, and how Love and Faith can reveal it or become its opposition. Part courtly romance, part spiritual allegory, it is based on meticulous research, but refuses to let history get in the way of a good story.