Kettlehead Studios presents The Lindworm, Written & Directed by Madison Mondeaux, Performed as part of the 2019 Fertile Ground Festival

PERFORMANCE DATES: Jan 24 @ 7:30pm; Jan 26 @ 2pm; Jan 31 @ 7:30pm; Feb 1 @ noon

VENUE: Artists Repertory Theatre, Studio 1, 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland OR 97205

TICKETS:  $10; $8 student. (Free Feb 1 with LineStorm Playwrights lunchtime reading)

Kettlehead Studios is pleased to present Portland native Madison Mondeaux’s local playwriting and directing debut with a staged reading of The Lindworm. This intense romantic drama follows Sasha, a professor of mythology and folklore, trapped in an abusive marriage. When his estranged best friend (and ex-boyfriend) returns to town, life becomes a delicate balancing act between appeasing his abusive wife and reconciling unresolved feelings for his friend. Not to mention The Witch, who approaches him one day offering a solution to his problem. Sasha knows better than anyone that gifts from witches always come with a price, but when given the opportunity to change his story, will temptation outweigh consequence? Through the lens of a dark, modern fairytale, The Lindworm explores the complexities of love and violence, and delves into domestic violence as an unspoken issue facing members of the LGBTQ+ community today.

As with any production, The Lindworm requires rehearsal space, a performance venue, props, costumes, scripts, and of course stipends for the hardworking cast and crew bringing the production to life. Your donations help offset our production costs, and allows us to continue pursuing our passion for the narrative arts.

CONTENT WARNINGS: The Lindworm deals with and depicts scenes of domestic violence. One character struggles with depression and implied suicidal ideation. One character describes his experience as a recovering alcoholic. A homophobic slur is used in the second act. If you would like more information on content warnings, please contact Kettlehead Studios at