Storyteller Gretchen Peterson performs original stories in fully-staged world premiere of her intricate and poignant one-woman show,  Persephone Xoa Iris in three parts : A Myth, A Memoir and A Mission.

It begins with The Myth: Persephone’s Promise re-imagines the Greek tale of the goddess of the underworld, split between her mother and her husband. Part two is The Memoir of Xoa (Zoh’ uh):  the amusing personal narrative of Peterson’s unknown Greek goddess of women who love women. It concludes with The Mission: the astounding tale of Iris Eldinger, Superhero.

There are eight performances in three different parts of TaborSpace, all at 5441 SE Belmont St. in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. January 18, 23, and 25. She’s in the subterranean theatre of the Dining Room; January 19 and 22 in the intimacy of the Copeland Commons Coffeehouse; and on January 20, 24, and 26, performances will be in the Sanctuary.

Tickets are $15 at the door and all performances begin at 7 pm.