Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic!
Find all of that when Anvil Theatre presents Shield Maiden, Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm
Imagine a TED Talk featuring a 10th century Viking on what it means to be a Viking warrior woman. As Garrison Commander Ingrid Larsdottir comedically endeavours to engage new recruits, she inadvertently reveals her own tragic and violent personal history. Watching her struggle with her trauma is unsettling. Witnessing her tap into her inner strength is inspiring. Ingrid’s clarion call for equality and new recruits prevails. She empowers women to reclaim the warrior archetype in our modern world.
Written, directed and performed by Melanie Teichroeb, Shield Maiden is a modern feminist story using a character from the past to expose the reality that not enough has changed in the treatment of women since the time of Vikings…one thousand years ago. The production challenges untruths about women and gendered expectations and is based on a historical character who history hellishly gaslighted.
Shield Maiden plays one night only, December 16, 2023, 7:30pm at Anvil Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. Tickets, from $36.50 to $46.50, are available online at ticketsnw.ca or by phone at 604.521.5050
The presentation will be performed alongside an ASL interpreter.