Wellesley Night at the Young Vic:
The Suppliant Women
"IF WE HELP, WE INVITE TROUBLE. IF WE DON'T, WE INVITE SHAME."
Fifty women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece.
Written 2,500 years ago by Aeschylus and adapted by David Greig, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resonance for our troubled times. Featuring a chorus of local women from London, this is part play, part ritual. Director Ramin Gray unearths an electric connection to the deepest and most mysterious ideas of humanity — who are we, where do we belong and if all goes wrong — who will take us in?
Thanks to alum Jill Manson (’87), a keen supporter of theater in the UK and a member of the Young Vic Development Board, we have secured 20 tickets at £34.20 each for The Suppliant Women. The production is currently on in Manchester to rave reviews. The Guardian has called it "An Epic, Feminist Protest Song." For more information, see here http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/The-suppliant-women.
To purchase tickets, please use the Eventbrite link:
We hope to see you on November 17th!