Dartington Playgoers: The Assembly Women by Aristophanes

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Venue Space: Studio 1

Running time 150

Prices

£10 | Students £8 Age suitability is at the discretion of parents/guardians. Recommended age guidance is 14+ This production is taking place in Space Studio 1 at Dartington, not in Studio 31 as previously advertised.

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Next date 16th November 7:30 pm

About this event

First performed in 392 BCE, Aristopanes presents us with an Athens that is in decline and malfunctioning to the extent that the unthinkable becomes possible – women get a crack at things. This is a comedy about politics,power and a few beards. Join us for a romp in rude behavior and mischief!!

Politics? The economy? Women gossiping about how much better a job they could make of it than men? What’s new?! Well nothing perhaps – apart from the fact that 2400 years ago a Greek writer gave them a go at it!

The Assembly Women is an ancient play with modern relevance.

First performed in 392 BCE, Aristophanes presents us with an Athens that is in decline and malfunctioning to the extent that the unthinkable becomes possible – women get a crack at things. They change the laws and the lives of the men around them.

‘The women take control! And suffice it to say that fake beards, armpit hair, and closing all the brothels provide us with a lot of hilarity, but there are a few quite serious ideas to think about too. Our audiences might need to make some decisions as well.’
Annie Bowie, Director

This is a timely play about men, women, politics and power. It is also a bawdy comedy – slightly rude, quite wild and very mischievous.

Praxagora and her female neighbours are up to something! They’ve been fashioning some rather fetching fake beards and this morning they’ve put on their sleeping husbands’ clothes to storm the parliament building. They have decided it’s their turn to take charge!

About the Playgoers

We have been making theatre at Dartington for over 70 years. We are committed to creating the best shows we can and presenting our audiences with dynamic, imaginative and engaging productions.

We also exist to provide opportunities in acting, directing, technical and front of house management. We are always looking for new people to join us and develop theatre skills. Come and see us at Studio 31 this autumn.

Find out more about us and our productions at http://www.playgoers.co.uk or on facebook.

 

Age suitability is at the discretion of parents/guardians.
Recommended age guidance is 14+

This production is taking place in Space Studio 1 at Dartington, not in Studio 31 as previously advertised.

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