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Steven Sater lyrics come at you so hard and fast it can be hard to make them out but again, no cause for concern. Slowly, thrashing chord by chord (with spates of enchantingly imagistic dialogue thrown in), Sater, the creator of Awakening, starts to sketch in a cohesive scenario.
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It not until Io (fieryvoiced Uzo Aduba) wanders in, dazed with pain and suffering from a comparable curse, that the play becomes truly grounded in recognizable human emotion. Well, not strictly human: Having been violently raped by Zeus, Io, a mortal maiden, has been transformed into a cow and further afflicted by Hera, his jealous wife, with a relentless stinging gadfly. Tortured to the brink of suicide, Io finds succor at Prometheus side. He confides to her a prophecy that gives her the strength to go on but incenses Zeus all the more.
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ART artistic director Diane Paulus developed the Prometheus Project as a tribute to and fundraiser for Amnesty International. If this raucous riff on a classic manages to channel the innate hedonism of youth toward a good cause one that especially salient now, given nike mercurial vapor 11 world events and our own country shameful recent history with regard to human rights more power to it nike tiempo legend red.