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By Krista Knight

Music and Lyrics by Barry Brinegar

Directed by Rebecca Etzine

About the Show: The year is MCMLXXVI, and a brood of she-snakes are about to take Olympus by storm with an irreverent new sound and a stage presence both repulsive and seductive. When superfan Poseidon attacks backstage, Athena tries to protect Medusa by bestowing the power to turn anyone she looks at into a mindless zombie fan. Much more Iggy’s The Idiot than American Idiot, HISSIFIT invokes the sights and sounds of an era that was over almost as soon as it started. The gorgon sisters move from shock-rock obscurity, to snake-sploitation sellout status, to revered icons at a pace like punk rock pioneers of legend. Through image makeovers and fierce internal power struggles, we track the rise, fall, and squirming headless death rattle of Medusa and the band that would forever petrify the face of rock-and-roll.


Medusa: Julia Rose Duray
Miku: Andrea Negrete
Macy: Vanessa Pereda-Felix
Scott Rodent: Justin Pietropaolo
Athena: Rachel Caplan
Aphrodite: Katharine Chin
Perseus: Nicholas Leung
Poseidon: Preston Hamlet Mulligan


Stage Management: Nigel Semaj Barnes
Costume Design: Jenni Oughton
Lighting Design: Megan Lang
Publicity: Isabel Quinzaños
Stage Managment Intern: Caren Celine Morris
Technical Intern and Production Photography: Nicholas Djukic Cocks