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Atlantic Boylesque presents Eros & Thanatos: A Legendary Revue of Ancient Grease

February 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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One event on February 11, 2023 at 9:00 pm

$20

Love is complicated. In an effort to bring some clarity to this most complex of emotions, Atlantic Boylesque has done a deep dive into ancient Greek literature. For starters, we learned that Eros is the primordial winged god of love and sex. One of the first gods, Eros, was son to Nyx (goddess of night) and had no father. He was both worshipped by a fertility cult and considered a patron of homosexual love. Like Eros, Thanatos is also a son of Nyx (goddess of night). While his brother brings love and desire into the world, Thanatos is the very personification of Death. He carries into the underworld those that have experienced a “gentle death”.

Sigmund Freud believed humans have a life instinct (named “Eros”) and a death drive (named “Thanatos”). While Eros drives us to create life, Thanatos tempts us to play with danger, take risks and engage in self-destructive behaviour.

This Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 11th), join Atlantic Boylesque as we explore love, lust, laughter, danger, desire and doom. While love can be the fountain of everything good in life it can also be a source of pain, jealousy, vengeance, and death of self.

Join us for Eros & Thanatos: A Legendary Revue of Ancient Grease. 

Early show: 5-7pm

Late show: 9-11pm

Details

Date:
February 11, 2023
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Event Category:

Venue

The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K3B5 Canada
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Phone
1-888-639-1169
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