The Convent of Pleasure The University of Waikato Theatre Studies Play Production students present:
Dates and Times Wed 6 June
Thurs 7 June
Fri 8 June
Sat 9 June
The Convent of Pleasure by Margaret Cavendish Directed by Gaye Poole 6 - 9 June at the Playhouse, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton What do you do if you’re a rich, attractive, young woman who can clearly see that heterosexual love and marriage is nothing more than a trap, guaranteed to make you some man’s slave? If you’re Lady Happy, in Margaret Cavendish’s The Convent of Pleasure, it will involve subverting the dominant order and setting up your own self-sufficient, all female utopia, strictly no men allowed. Only, will her convent wall really be able to keep them out and what are the ladies getting up to while left to their own devices? A chance to see a seldom performed seventeenthcentury extravaganza revolving around gender issues and the battle of the sexes, with just a little cross-dressing thrown in for good measure.
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