Take A Journey with Us in Stealing Fire, an Aerial and Acrobatic Arts Spectacular
Stealing Fire explores the Greek mythology of Prometheus through aerial and acrobatic arts. It follows Prometheus as she battles titans, creates mankind, and, of course, steals fire from the gods. Other familiar legends populate the show, such as Atlas, Hercules, and Pandora as their stories weave together around the protagonist through dynamic aerial dance.
Aside from the obvious addition of aerial silks and trapezes, Stealing Fire modernizes the well-known Greek mythology by ignoring traditional genders. The leading character, Prometheus, is now female along with her sister Epimetheus, while Athena is now the god of wisdom and military victory. Furthermore, Stealing Fire dares to humanize the immortal, as evident in pieces such as The Weight of the World where Atlas struggles to accept her entrapment and Prometheus & Io where two victims of Zeus’ anger find solace in an exchange of mournful tales. Hercules is arrogant, Hope is fearful, Prometheus is sympathetic. The story outline is the same, but the characters are more complex. Written by Lucias Performance Company Program Director, Kelsey Aicher, Stealing Fire promises to leave its audience thunderstruck and ablaze with excitement.
At The Royale at City Place Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, May 11, 2018—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
H & R Block City Stage
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108