Women and Gender Studies to host solo show 'Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan'

Radford University’s Women’s & Gender Studies program will host Megan Gogerty’s solo performance “Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan” on March 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. in Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall.

The performance is made possible by the support of the Southeast Women’s Studies Association and Radford University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychology and Center for Gender Studies in celebration of March as Women’s History Month.

When Gogerty, a comedian and playwright based in Iowa City, Iowa, was informed that she was unable to play Lady Macbeth – a figure of powerful darkness – she set out to prove everyone wrong. While in pursuit of her performance, Gogerty found that she had to re-evaluate her idea of Lady Macbeth while reconsidering herself as both a woman and a comedian.

“Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan,” directed by Saffron Henke, mixes social analysis and humorous confession while arguing for female empowerment and communal resistance. The play promises to serve up jokes and wit in an insightful and humorous show.

Gogerty teaches playwriting at the University of Iowa Playwrights’s Workshop. Gogerty’s work, which has been produced all over the world, includes “Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant,” listed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s annual Top Ten Best Plays; “Love Jerry,” winner of three Talkin’ Broadway citations and four New York Musical Theatre Festival Excellence Awards; Housebroken; and “Save Me, Dolly Parton,” named a Best Play in Atlanta by Creative Loafing.

Tickets are free and may be reserved at ladymacbeth.eventbrite.com or by contacting David Beach at 540-831-2683 or dbeach6@radford.edu.

Mar 2, 2018
Max Esterhuizen