Lysa King is nineteen and angry. She has come home after a year away, where she has seen revolution happen everywhere in the wake of the Women’s Marches – everywhere but home. Lysa takes matters into her own hands by staging an epic protest on the biggest night of the year…except only three of her friends and a plucky young policeman show up.
This wasn’t exactly what she had in mind.
Hours later, trapped in the local football club, Lysa is faced with a difficult decision – will she dig her heels in for the sake of change, even if it burns every bridge she’s ever walked?
Led by a fierce chorus of senior women, this fury fuelled dramedy centres on a young woman who’s on the cusp of her political awakening, grappling with the significance of legacy and self-empowerment in the face of adversity. Inspired by Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, Christian lands us in the present with this hilarious, messy, and glitter-filled response to the power of women globally.
Following the success of her debut novel Beautiful Mess in 2017, Claire Christian makes her La Boite debut with this razor-sharp exploration of power, possibility, and female politics.
Lysa and the Freeborn Dames
21 July – 11 August
La Boite – Brisbane