Inspired by Sophocles, Spalding Gray and Bettina Arndt, Ode to Man is a one-woman oration – a series of vignettes that explore the end of men (or, rather, the death of men.)
Emma Mary Hall poses questions surrounding modern masculinity and how it influences – or is influenced by – romantic and public ideals in a world where women either have it all, or are promised it all. She recites portions of Sophocles’ Ode To Man as well as adding to this ‘man’ifesto.
There is whimsical music, critiquing of classical art and fashion and even some rolling around on the stage. Hall is accompanied by a wonderfully clever animation and projection by Lindsay Cox which compliments her fierce ideas and wraps them up neatly in an approachable way.
Hilarious, fun, and at times a little heartbreaking, Ode To Man is a delightful piece of theatre that will stick with you for a long time.
When: 18th April – 6th May 2017 | 8:30pm
Where: The Blue Room Theatre | PERTH
Tickets: $18 – $28
Info: Duration 60 minutes | wheelchair accessible
About Laura Money
Is an avid theatre goer, reader, art gallery guide and museum enthusiast. She enjoys all aspects of theatre, from the deep and meaningful to the whimsical and kitsch. As lover of all things in the world of humanities, she is very proud of the vibrant art scene in Perth. It truly is an exciting place to be!
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