Walterhoope will screen their short film TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING, a satirical love poem to catcallers, mansplainers, followers on the street, and other sundry unsavories . Based on the feminist poetry of Teresa Spencer, TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING pulls back the curtain on street harassment against women.
The screening will take place on Monday, March 26 at 7 PM at People’s Liberty, 1805 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 . Single tickets, which include gourmet snacks created by In The Field, are now on sale for $10 at walterhoope.com, and can also be purchased with cash at the door. Pre-purchased tickets are recommended due to limited seating. All tickets are general admission.
Directed by Walterhoope founding members, Audrey Bertaux, David Mavricos, and William Vaughan; Featuring Audrey Bertaux, Billy Chace, Ernaisja Curry, Tatiana Godfrey, Padma, Teresa Spencer, and William Vaughan. Sound and original music by Matthew M. Neilson, The Curious Music Co. Surrounding the film will be community engagement, conversation, and poetry reading. Chef Kristen St. Clair of In the Field will be creating refreshments inspired by the film.
“Our goal with this project is to empower women of all background and experiences,” says Producing Artistic Director, Audrey Bertaux. “We are using comedy not to make light of the subject matter, but to rise above it.”
Walterhoope is a Cincinnati theatre arts organization, whose mission is to create the best theatre while uniting diverse art forms, to treat audiences as family and provide unique experiences for them, to use arts education to foster a healthy community, and to do it all responsibly.