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DIT Conservatory presents Classic Women

Posted: 20 March, 2017

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to present the drama production, Classic Women featuring scenes from Love, Lust and the Lack of It by Ena May, Antigone in a version by Bertolt Brecht, and Medea in a version by Franca Rame and Dario Fo.

DIT Conservatory Classic Women

Classic Women is presented at The Theatre, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines, Dublin, for two performances only on Friday 24 March 2017, 1pm and 7pm. Classic Women is directed by Mary Moynihan with choreography by Andrea Basquille and lighting design by Cillian McNamara. 

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. This version of Antigone is adapted from Sophocles and translated by Judith Malina. 

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.

Tickets €5 from Eventbrite.ie

For more information on the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, visit www.dit.ie/conservatory/ or follow on @DITConservatory.