Let Us Tempt You...
...with a NEW kind of classical theatre festival featuring female playwrights.
That’s right! Women were classical playwrights too!
Documented from as early as the 10th century.
We’ve prepared this festival
of unknown works to share with hungry patrons,
ready to gobble up a new take on Classical Theatre.
4 Influential Playwrights
who shaped, and are shaping the world of theatre
4 Periods in herstory
from antiquity to the apocalypse
Germany, Scotland, Japan and of course, Canada
4 Virtual Offerings
Workshops, previews, radio plays and conversations.
Written in the 10th century AD 970 by Roswitha,
the first known female playwright
Sapientia and her three young daughters are newly arrived in Rome to spread the word about the one and only true god. But words are weapons. The emperor Hadrian decrees they must be stopped. After cajoling and entreating fail, the most brutal tortures and humiliations ever devised are brought to bear on the children; the youngest of whom is only eight years old. Can the martyr’s palm prevail against the might of Rome? Where does true power lie – with the armies of an empire or in the strength of belief in the hearts of young children?
We will be re-releaseing two 30 minute versions of the play in the form of an audio drama. R-Rated and PG.