Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell is bringing her critically acclaimed folk opera, Hadestown, to the Doug Fir on Wednesday, March 28. A post-apocalyptic, depression-era retelling of the Orpheus myth, the album stars a lineup of contemporary folk royalty, including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco, and Greg Brown.
Mitchell’s gathered a similarly all-star local cast for the Portland performance: Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker in the part of Persephone, Nick Jaina as Orpheus, Robert Sarazin Blake as Hades, Adam Shearer of Weinland as Hermes, and Alia Farah (The Alialujah Choir), Stephanie Schneiderman (Dirty Martini), and Catherine O’Dell (Hello Mountain) as The Fates. If they did Greek mythology like this in high school, we all would’ve ended up Classics majors in college.
Sorry, this contest is over.