The first known woman playwright, Hroswitha of Gandersheim, didn’t stick to simple subjects. She went right for what was the key issue of her day (the 10th century Europe) — Christianity vs. Roman polytheism and violence against women. Sapientia, a Christian, comes to Rome, and faces off against the Emperor Hadrian who insists that she worship the pagan gods or her daughters, Faith, Hope, and Charity, will be tortured. Comedy and violence ensue. Alison Darcy, Robert Leveroos, Alexandra Petrachuk and Paul Van Dyck bring everyday objects to life to tell the tale.
The show runs from August 16 to 26, and many nights feature post-show talkbacks (August 17, 19, 23, and 24) to address the graphic subject matter, the type of puppetry (object theatre), historical analysis of the show, as well as the playwright herself.
To win a pair of tickets to see the show in its first week (Aug 17, Aug 18, and Aug 19), in the comments below or by email HERE, tell us the most important piece of equipment in your kitchen before August 14 2018 at noon. Winners will receive info about retrieving their tickets on August 15th by email.
Sapientia is at the Mainline Theatre on Thursdays – Sundays, from August 17-26. $20/ticket. For tickets and showtimes click HERE.
Some fine print for your reading:
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. One entry per person per email address per Contest Part during the Contest Period. Winner must answer the contest question. Contest starts August 10 2018 and ends August 14 2018 at noon. Winners will be selected at random on August 14 2018 in Montreal, Quebec at noon and notified by email. There are (1) prize available to be won, consisting of one (1) pair of tickets to attend the show.
FOR RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
For more of the generic contest fine print, read HERE.