Tag: Nigel Maister
The play is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit. Later dubbed the “Venus Hottentot,” Baartman’s image became known in popular culture as a symbol of sexuality.
Sex, authority, and psychoanalysis take center stage on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Todd Theatre as the International Theatre Program begins its 25th season with the provocative farce, What the Butler Saw.
Created with a lead gift by University Trustee Janice M. Willett ’78S (MBA) and Joseph T. Willett ’75S (MBA), the Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Directorship is endowed thanks to generous contributions from 176 additional University alumni and friends.
A powerful and moving drama, the play follows its iconic characters—the dreamer, Tom Wingfield, his crippled sister, Laura, and their overbearing mother, Amanda—as they deal with the disillusionment of the past and attempt to escape to a better future.