Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Heavier Than…


This darkly comic mash-up of Greek myth unfolds in the heart of a labyrinth where Aster the Minotaur contemplates turning 30 in a world that sees him as nothing more than a murderous oddity. Aster has to navigate the impending arrival of warriors out to kill him, a deceptively enticing chorus of Fates, a plotting sister, and Icarus, a sexually obsessed boy with wings, all while pining to see his estranged Mother.

Steve Yockey, author of 2014’s Pluto and 2016’s The Fisherman’s Wife, uses a wry dry wit, lyric text, and legend to tell a painfully funny and moving story about the families we yearn for versus the families we have. Know is proud to present the second professional production of this evocative play, first produced by the Theatre @ Boston Court.

10 words or less: The Minotaur is turning 30 and could use some friends.
Rated: PG-13.

  • Creative Team

    directed by Bridget Leak
    scenic & lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford
    costume design by Noelle Wedig
    sound design by Doug Borntrager
    prop design & scenic art by Sarah Beth Hall
    music by Trey Tatum


    Piper Davis as Pasiphae
    Landon Horton as Asterius
    Nathan Tubbs as Icarus
    Jordan Trovillion as Ariadne
    Nicole Hershey, Miranda McGee*, and Maggie Lou Rader as the Chorus

    *Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association under a Special Appearance Agreement.

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