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 illiterate daughters 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.
Thursday, April 12 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 14 at 8:00pm
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00pm
Thursday, April 19 at 8:00pm
Friday, April 20 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 21 at 8:00pm
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington