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Wellesley Night at the Young Vic: The Suppliant Women

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"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 resoncance 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 myseterious 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 for The Suppliant Women. The Guardian has called it "An Epic, Feminist Protest Song." For more information, see here http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/The-suppliant-women.

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Rosa Andujar ('03), Deputy Director of Liberal Arts & Lecturer in Liberal Arts at King's College London, will provide a brief talk about Aeschylus before the play. We will gather in the Club Room from 6:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you!





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