Regional Premiere – Knives in Hens is a remarkable play about the transformative power of knowledge and an emerging consciousness as the world moves from rural to the urban and industrial.In a pre-industrial landscape, a love triangle emerges between the young woman, the Plowman and the Miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things in an effort to understand their place and how they fit into her world. “I look at a tree and say tree and walk on. But there is more of the tree that is god which I have no names for. Each day I want to know more. A puddle I can see under. A tree when it is blown by the wind. A carrot that is sweeter than the others. The cold earth under a rock. The warm breath of a tired horse. A man’s face in the evening after work. The sound a woman makes when no one hears her. I now know I must find out the names for myself.”
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