a tale, a grapple, a loosely historically inspired feminist fantasia
By L M Feldman
Directed by Prof. Maya E. Roth
Artfully told through the eyes of three young sisters, Amanuensis imagines the life and relationships of Poet John Milton during the seven years he spent writing Paradise Lost, the epic poem famously transcribed by his daughters whom he kept barely literate when he was was blind and outcast. Written by an exciting feminist playwright with eloquence, high theatricality, and riotous comedy, this new play “set” during 17th-century England’s social volatility—and, too, now—Amanuensis interrogates the relationship between genius and privilege, authorship and history, gender and voice. Savvy allusions to Milton’s allegory about the Garden of Eden, as well as King Lear, with moving family drama and high fun for all!
DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$18 GENERAL | $15 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $10 STUDENT
ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES:
$15 GENERAL | $12 FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, SENIOR | $7 STUDENT
Thursday-Saturday, April 12-14 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21 at 8 p.m.
The GU Theater & Performance Studies Program will host a talkback about themes of the show after the Sunday, April 15 matinee, and the Doyle Engaging Difference Program will host a post-show conversation after the Thursday, April 19 performance.
Saturday, April 21 at 8:00pm
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington