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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

21 Jul - 11 Aug

 

LA BOITE AND QUT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PRESENT

 

LYSA AND THE FREEBORN DAMES

BY CLAIRE CHRISTIAN

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Aristophanes crossed with a girl group power-ballad served with a plate of your Grandma’s best CWA scones. 

Led by a fierce female chorus of women who fling us through the past in order to prove that the future really is female, Claire Christian’s fury fuelled dramedy is inspired by the original battle of the sexes, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

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In a small rural town, somewhere in Australia, it doesn’t matter what kind of person you are – it matters what team you barrack for. The War Weekender is the social event of the year, where local towns unite in the ultimate battle – a football game and mighty booze-fest. In Lysa’s small town, the 2017 War Weekender changes everything.

Held on the 21st of January, the day women all over the world amassed to protest a Trump-led free world, Lysa rallies the women in surrounding towns to stage an epic protest in solidarity with their international sisters and allies. The thing is, only three girls show up…

Led by a fierce female chorus of women who fling us through the past in order to prove that the future really is female, Claire Christian’s fury fuelled dramedy is inspired by the original battle of the sexes, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata.

“I’m thinking of this as my version of a sports action movie. Like, Claire Christian and Aristophanes do Mighty Ducks. Think girls, glitter, Gatorade, the crippling complexity of gender politics – a world where the ‘Flying V’ means something entirely different. Good.” – Claire Christian, Playwright

Cast & creatives

Director Sanja Simic
Designer Anthony Spinaze
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Cast includes Amy Ingram, Hsiao-Ling Tang and QUT Bachelor of Fine Arts Final Year Acting Students

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames insights with writer Claire Christian

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