Iphis

Tue 9th – Sat 13th Feb 2016

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“'I don’t care if I am an abomination. That woman, that wrong woman, is who I am, and I refuse to be cured.’”

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The Fletcher Players Society

SUMMARY

In Roman-ruled ancient Crete, Iphis, having been transformed into a man by the goddess Isis in order to solve the ‘problem’ of her homosexuality the night before her marriage, suffers an identity crisis. Her mother and new wife struggle to understand her depression, which threatens to turn into radical action against her misogynistic father, Isis and society itself.

This claustrophobic, bittersweet twist on a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses turns the romance of Iphis and Ianthe into a tragedy, which challenges prevailing ideas that our identities are not our own. In our world of increasingly fluid sexuality and gender roles, this bleak yet hopeful play raises the question – does mankind ever progress beyond its prejudices?

Admission: £7(£6)

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