The Female of the Species
National University Theatre Society presents
The Female of the Species

9 Oct 2013 to 12 Oct 2013

"Of course there's a place for provocation, for throwing a grenade every so often…"

Margot Mason has writer's block. She's already written 'Madam Ovary', 'The Cerebral Vagina', 'Honey, I'm Homo' and 'The Complete Insignificance of Male Sexuality'... what next? Enter Molly, a disillusioned gender studies student who feels feminism has a lot to answer for. She offers Margot her next title, holds her at gunpoint and handcuffs her to the desk. Female of the Species interrogates feminism, gender roles and a few other issues besides, with its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. Joanna-Murray Smith’s comedy deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce, proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier…

Originally produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company, 'The Female of the Species’ has had numerous productions in Australia and abroad, where it appeared on the West End starring Dame Eileen Atkins.

This is a play rich with cultural debate, making it a most appropriate inclusion in NUTS' 2013 season which aims to showcase the stylistic and thematic diversity of Australian theatre. Don’t miss out on this daring and hilarious farce in its ACT premiere!

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100 minutes