Louise McCabe is bringing her stage show “Conversations With Goddesses” to the Anywhere Arts Festival 2016 in Brisbane next month.
Louise has been performing the show since 2012, portraying Goddesses who represent the different parts of the human psyche and personalities ― all, naturally, with their lighter and darker sides.
She plays all five goddesses in the show: Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love, Sex and Creativity; Morrigan, the Irish Goddess of war and vengeance; Persephone, the Greek Goddess of the Spring and the Underworld; Diana, the Roman Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt; and Quan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Compassion.
“The show is a hybrid of cabaret, theatre and multimedia, plus good old-fashioned storytelling. It’s essentially a comedy but it has some serious themes and some confronting moments,” Louise explained.
In the show, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, comes back to Earth to find the reincarnation of her favourite lover Adonis.
But after a couple of thousand years’ absence from Earth, she realises that mortals haven’t learnt much since the Goddesses have been away.
In fact, things are really worse than she could have imagined. So she invites a few other Goddesses back to Earth to remind humanity of their ancient wisdom, in the hope that they’ll save us from self-destruction.
“I wanted to create an all-rounded show that makes you laugh, cry and think… something to help celebrate the feminine in all of us, as well as honouring our own and nature’s divinity,” Louise said.
Conversations with Goddesses runs from May 9 to 12 at the Fox Hotel in South Brisbane, as part of the Anywhere Festival. Tickets are available from AnywhereFest.com.