Dates: August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: The Pilot on Navigation, 5102 Navigation Boulevard
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he Bayou Theatre Company presents the Houston premiere of Pecong by Steve Carter PECONG is full of magic, myth and mystery blended together in this thrilling adaptation of the classic Greek tale of Euripides' Medea. In this version, set in the Caribbean at the turn of the century, Mediyah is a Voodoo Priestess under the spiritual supervision of her grandmother, Granny Root, when she falls desperately in love with the handsome stranger Jason. She uses her powers to help Jason win the annual "Pecong" competition, where players use rhyme and verse to hurl insults at their competitors in hopes to become the Calypso King, against her twin brother Cedric. Chaos ensues when Jason falls in love with another woman and rejects the very pregnant and devoted Mediyah. Making its Houston premiere, Carter's spellbinding adaptation is jam-packed with color, comedy and charisma. Reminiscent of last year's production of PASSING STRANGE, this show will feature young artists in cohesion with the company's mission of exposing youth to theatre. PECONG will be directed by Bayou Theatre Company's own Executive Director, Trey Morgan Lewis.