Oh Heroine How I Love You! by Callie Nestleroth
Performed at Holborn Library, Swiss Cottage Library & Kentish Town Library, 2018 and Jefferson Market Library, New York, 2019
Join Cathy Earnshaw in her world from Emily Brontë’s classic tale Wuthering Heights, and be taken by her on a journey that goes beyond the confines of her book. Whether from the many film adaptations, or Kate Bush’s singular song, Cathy and Heathcliff are infamous characters. But do we ever consider the effect they have on those who learn their story?
Oh Heroine How I Love You! transports you into the book and onto the Moors, to voyage with Cathy in this interactive one-woman show. A ghostly character, Cathy’s grasp of her reality is fraught, and as she catapults between worlds the audience is taken along for the ride. You feel as if you are reading a book that has come to life around you and in being immersed in her world are called upon to assist this character who is lost in her own adaptations. In learning who Cathy is, we learn who Emily Brontë is, and unlock this enigmatic author with questions about feminist agency and the ownership one has to tell their own story.
Director/Writer: Callie Nestleroth
Performer/Composer: Sara Page
Sound Design: Amy Collins
Poster Design: Jin-Sook Kim
Photography: Ashley Garrett (2019), Alessia Galatini (2018)