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Due to reasons beyond our control, this show has been rescheduled for Friday, 23rd August 2024.

Tickets already booked will automatically be moved and validated for the new date.
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AGAPI & OTHER KINDS OF LOVE is a spoken word and Hip-hop theatre show based on The symposium, a text written by Plato in the 4th century BCE. Luka Lesson’s story begins with Socrates telling a banquet of friends everything he learnt from a mysterious lover named: Diotima. The gods then take the audience on a journey – collapsing time and space to arrive in modern-day Athens, where the two reincarnations of the ancient lovers fall in love (again) amid a riot.

Lesson's storytelling skills shine as he takes us on a journey through different kinds of love: Eros, Filia, Filoxenia, Philautia, Storgi, Pragma and (the ultimate) Agapi. Self-love, erotic love, familial love and more all collide with statues of Aphrodite, Molotov cocktails and the Parthenon’s steps.

Equal parts rap performance, poetic musical and classical history lesson, AGAPI & OTHER KINDS OF LOVE shows us how love prevails despite the trials and tribulations of the ages.

Presented with Vyva Entertainment (Sydney). Originally commissioned by La Boite Theatre, Bleach Festival and the National Museum of Australia.











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