Based on the "Brides in the Bath" murders in early 20th century England, The Drowning Girls recounts the true story of Bessie, Alice and Margaret, three women who were all wooed by, married to, and eventually murdered by George Joseph Smith. A hundred years later, the struggle against misogyny and domestic abuse seems all too familiar. Emerging from the stillness of their watery graves, the three women deliver hauntingly lyrical post-mortem testimonies, reliving the troubling events leading up to their eventual deaths.

Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.


By Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic and Charlie Tomlinson

directed by Brendan Ragan

Regional Premiere

April 22 - Mayt 22, 2016



Nicole Jeannine Smith


Carley Cornelius


Summer Dawn Wallace

Brendan Ragan

Amanda LaForge

Rew Tippin

Ryan E. Finzelber

Riley Leonhardt

Daniel Kelly

Ritual Aesthetic

Delaney Jayne

Patricia Delorey

Mark Beach

Co-Artistic Director


Stage Manager

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

Costume Designer

Properties Design

Original Score/Sound Designer


Voice and Diction Coach

Master Carpenter

Katherine Michelle Tanner*


* Member of Actors' Equity

“As impressive as the play itself, is Regan and co-founder Summer Dawn Wallace’s continued ability to attract top flight actors with off-the-beaten path plays in order to inject a breath of new life onto the local theater scene.”

-Bradenton Times (Full Review)

“Everything about the current production of "The Drowning Girls" at Urbanite Theatre is imaginative and ethereally beautiful."

-The Bradenton Herald (Full Review)

“It all comes off so naturally and the women seem so comfortable with the tubs and the water, that we’re free to focus on the stories and personalities and truly care about their experiences.”

-Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Full Review)

“Ragan takes you up, he takes you down and plants your feet back firmly on the ground. Then the funhouse ride ends, and you can’t believe it’s over.”

-The Observer (Full Review)



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