Trapped in a totalitarian world controlled by their father, fifty daughters hurtle down a path of deception and murder. The Ravagers explores what happens when one daughter discovers herself at the precipice between obedience and resistance. Inspired by the The Suppliants, The Ravagers is a world premiere play by Blake E. Bolan and Laura Leffler-McCabe, collaboratively created with Savage Umbrella and the cast.
The Ravagers playwright Blake E. Bolan, founding member of Savage Umbrella, lived in Seoul, South Korea from 2009-2011. She worked with the Seoul Players and Savage Umbrella to develop the script. In March of 2011, groups in both Seoul and Minneapolis work-shopped the general ideas and themes of The Suppliants by Aeschylus and collaborated via the Internet to piece together a rough script. This work was presented at a public reading at Tarnish&Gold Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.