fury

Woman's head with newspaper headlines

Blair Cadden

Spring, 2023
Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 8:00 PM | Sheafer Lab Theater
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 8:00 PM | Sheafer Lab Theater 
Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 8:00 PM | Sheafer Lab Theater 

General admission: $10

The Furies of Greek myth were, by all accounts, instruments of justice. And yet they are depicted as monstrous creatures, “foul” and “utterly repulsive.” Is a woman’s anger — even her truly righteous anger — really such a deviation that it turns her into something not quite a woman at all?

"fury" is an exploration of women’s anger — so often dismissed, diminished or demonized — as a righteous tool for healing a broken world. Created in collaboration with Duke students, the piece will weave together ancient myth, recent and current events, and the writings and reflections of the devising company. The result will be a communal theatrical ritual where women’s rage can be honored, reclaimed and reshaped.