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Swordfighting and humour gives Heroine its edge 

Karen Bassett's new play brings history to life.

If you’re a sucker for a well-told story filled with bawdy humour and beautifully executed sword fighting (and who isn’t?) you'll want to see Karen Bassett’s new play Heroine. It’s the story of two women, Ann Bonny and Mary Read, who became known as history’s most famous —and ferocious—female pirates. This is a play filled with historical detail and facts, but Bassett manages to make the information integral to the play and avoids a static “you’re- learning- something- here” feel. Bonny and Read are presented as complex women struggling to survive and thrive in an era when men held all the power. Francine Deschepper as the passionate, tart-tongued Bonny is the perfect foil for Bassett’s introspective Read. The pair spar both verbally and in some of the finest metal-clashing sword fights to grace a stage in Halifax. With only two shows left, don’t miss your chance to see this swashbuckling drama—although with any luck, we will see a remount in the near future.

Sunday, May 23 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday at the Bus Stop Theatre,
Tickets are $20 and available by calling 429-1370 or email heroine@live.ca.

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