Athena

Athena

In a New York City fencing club two warriors are ready to battle.

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11 October 2021  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Gracie Gardner’s play about two teenagers training to win both at fencing and at life arrives in London after a successful New York run, and will probably appeal to anyone who loved The Wolves at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Dance Nation at the Almeida. Like those plays, Gardner’s drama charts the inner lives of young women as they come to maturity, and deal with friendship, competition, and ambition. The play focusses on Athena, an apparent goddess warrior, and small-town home girl Mary. But as the future looms and the competition gets harder who is the more fragile and who best equipped to defend themselves against the sharp edges of life?”

Overview

Athena and Mary Wallace are training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together. They compete against each other. They spend their lives together. They wish they were friends.

From Award-winning playwright Gracie Gardner, following an acclaimed
extended run in New York, comes a fierce coming of age comedy where two teenagers parry class, competition and power as they practice fencing and life. But only one will win – en garde.

Directed by the first recipient of the National Theatre Women of Tomorrow Director’s Award Grace Gummer.

Critic reviews

Grace Gummer’s directing makes the play sing

Exeunt

A witty, enthralling fencing comedy

· The Independent

A captivating snapshot into the battling minds of teenagers on the brink of adulthood

· The Stage

A sabre-sharp coming-of-age comedy

· Time Out

Parrying but never quite breaking through

· WhatsOnStage

Teenage duellists take a hesitant stab at friendship

· The Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 4 Oct - Sat 23 Oct 2021, 8pm

Venue

Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick E9 5EN London, UK · Get Directions
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