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DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama presents 'Classic Women'
Fri 24 March 2017, 13:00 – 14:30 GMT
DIT Conservatory Presents the BA in Drama (Performance) first year production of Classic Women
The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to present Classic Women featuring scenes from Love, Lust and the Lack of It by Ena May (after Aristophanes’ Lysistrata), Antigone in a version by Bertolt Brecht, adapted from Sophocles and translated by Judith Malina and Medea in a version by Franca Rame and Dario Fo. Classic Women is presented at The Theatre, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin, for two performances only on Friday 24 March 2017, at 1pm and 7pm. Classic Women is directed by Mary Moynihan with choreography by Andrea Basquille and lighting design by Cillian McNamara. Tickets are €5 and are available online: Eventbrite.ie
In Love Lust and the Lack of it by Ena May, an adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, women of the state come together to declare a ban on sexual activity until the war is over. Will the men rise to the occasion?
In Antigone, Bertolt Brecht writes that ‘Anyone who uses violence against his enemy will turn and use violence against his own people’. In a world ripped apart by war where fear, pain and oppression are a way of life there is one woman who will stand up for what she believes in, one woman who will fight for what is right, one woman who will risk her own life in order to see her brother laid to rest. Antigone embodies a spirit of popular resistance, a defiant woman fearlessly standing up to the tyrant Kreon.
In Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s Medea, a woman is betrayed. Medea decides to act, challenging over 4,000 years of patriarchal oppression.
The plays deal with the individual’s struggle against the authoritarian state, civil disobedience, and having the moral courage to stand up for one’s convictions. The themes of the play are timeless and of particular relevance in today’s changing world.
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