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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames by Claire Christian

$14.00

THIS IS A DIGITAL PUBLICATION


THEMES: Feminism, Politics, Activism
LENGTH: 90 Minutes
CHARACTER AGES: 18+
CAST SIZE: 10
SUITABLE FOR: Senior Years & Adults


Lysa King is nineteen and angry. 

Description

Claire Christian‘s Lysa and the Freeborn Dames addresses ideas of legacy, young people making their politics active, and navigating the difficult space of young adulthood, beginning to push back against what you know or have been taught.

SYNOPSIS

Lysa King is nineteen and angry. After spending a year away from her small town, experiencing a powerful uprising of her own political voice, and the protests of women all over the world, Lysa has returned to discover that revolution seems to be happening everywhere but home.

Her arrival coincides with the biggest weekend on the annual calendar, the War Weekender, a weekend-long celebration of the town’s most prized citizens, the local footy team. Unable to stay silent, Lysa decides it’s time to ensure that her voice is heard, and armed with a flag, a manifesto, and the key to the footy club’s change rooms she plans to bring revolution about by any means necessary.

Inspired by Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Christian lands us in the present with this hilarious, messy, and glitter-filled response to the power of women globally.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames was first produced by La Boite and QUT Creative industries premiering at the Roundhouse Theatre on July 21, 2018.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 86 7

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