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Different Stages and The VORTEX present The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy)

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Different Stages continues its 2022-2023 season with the world premiere production of The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy), by Rita Anderson.

Born 500 years before Shakespeare, the first female playwright of the Western world, Hrosvitha, wrote from behind the walls of a convent, under the disapproving gaze of her superiors who tried to ensure that no one would ever hear of her—and they almost succeeded.

Assigned to document the history of her 10th century convent at Gandersheim, Hrosvitha aspired for more, creating secret plays in her “spare” time. With the help of an irreverent Muse, Hrosvitha unleashes a secret playfulness and pens closet dramas that defy tradition to break through the constraints of the time. If you haven’t heard of Hrosvitha before, you will now.

While based on real events, The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy) is a tale with a comic, magic-realism bent, and its new eyes on an old-world telling will resonate with contemporary audiences.

Different Stages continues its 2022-2023 season with the world premiere production of The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy), by Rita Anderson.

Born 500 years before Shakespeare, the first female playwright of the Western world, Hrosvitha, wrote from behind the walls of a convent, under the disapproving gaze of her superiors who tried to ensure that no one would ever hear of her—and they almost succeeded.

Assigned to document the history of her 10th century convent at Gandersheim, Hrosvitha aspired for more, creating secret plays in her “spare” time. With the help of an irreverent Muse, Hrosvitha unleashes a secret playfulness and pens closet dramas that defy tradition to break through the constraints of the time. If you haven’t heard of Hrosvitha before, you will now.

While based on real events, The Art of Martyrdom (A Comedy) is a tale with a comic, magic-realism bent, and its new eyes on an old-world telling will resonate with contemporary audiences.

WHEN

WHERE

The VORTEX
2307 Manor Rd #2135, Austin, TX 78722, USA
https://vortexrep.org/35_art_of_martyrdom

TICKET INFO

$15-$37
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