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Women and Servants

Women and Servants by Lope de Vega

1613: Madrid.

The Spanish noblemen rule their extended families of relatives and servants, demanding loyalty, obedience, and insisting family honour should be the highest ideal. But in the words of Luciana, the play’s heroine, “love has no master,” it “disdains them all!” In Lope De Vega’s subversive comedy, the women and the servants defy their lords and through wit and comic trickery find a way to fulfill their romantic desires. Lost for over four hundred years and discovered in a dusty library in 2014, Lope De Vega’s play gives us new, comic insight into the Golden Age of Spanish drama. McMaster’s School of the Arts’ production of Women and Servants will be the world premiere of the English translation of the play – a fitting event for the opening of Wilson Hall’s new Black Box Theatre.

 

All performances at 8 pm (added 2 pm matinée on November 18th). 

Preview: November 9th.  Opening: November 10th; with performances on November 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th (with 2 pm matinée on 18th).

Tickets: $20 regular/$10 students and seniors

Getting to the L.R. Wilson Hall

This year’s Fall Major Production will take place in the newly-constructed L.R. Wilson Hall.  The Black Box Theatre is on the main floor.

To find the Wilson building, see the Parking Map of McMaster (building #74 on the map).  Enter campus from Sterling Street.  As you approach campus, to your left is L.R. Wilson Hall with underground parking; to your right are several more parking lots.

Parking rates can be found here.