Sunday, July 17, 2011

Upcoming: Boudikka, the Warrior Queen by Philip Kreyche, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, August 3 - 6

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BOUDIKKA, the Warrior Queen

written and directed by Philip KreycheBoudikka by Philip Kreyche

August 3 - 6, 8 p.m.

Salvage Vanguard Theater,2803 Manor Rd

Run time will be roughly 90 minutes.

General admission is $15, student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the box office, or you may reserve tickets by calling 512-422-5705.

Beer, wine, and mead will be available for those over 21 (donations appreciated).

This play contains graphic sexual content, violence, and language, and so is for MATURE AUDIENCES only.

For the first time on the Austin stage comes the story of the ancient Celtic queen Boudikka, whose lands were stolen, daughters raped, and people oppressed, driving her to raise an army and lead a rebellion against the Roman Empire.

The year is 61 A.D. Britain is a collection of tribal kingdoms all living in the shadow of the Roman occupation of the isle. Under their governor Paulinus Suetonius, the Roman forces crush any who resist Rome's hegemony. When the king of the Ekeni tribe passes away, his wife Boudikka and her daughters are left to rule the kingdom in his stead -- but the Romans have another plan. They occupy the Ekeni lands, and when the queen and her daughters resist, they are beaten and raped by legionnaires and left to die. Consumed with a desire for vengeance, Boudikka gathers what's left of her people and leads them on a campaign of blood, murder, and revenge to push the Roman invaders back into the sea, and free their lands forever.

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