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Anatomical Hearts
Department of Theater

Anatomical Hearts

Student Honors Thesis Project
May 26 - 27, 2023

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

A queer historical dramedy about love, purpose and medicine.

22/23 Theater Department

All Elijah Campbell wants is to make it through his last year at Harvard Medical School without attracting scrutiny—as a trans-masculine person in 1850, the safety of solitude is the best he can hope for. But his quiet loneliness collapses when his life collides with that of the Sharpe siblings. Lucie Sharpe thought her dreams were coming true when she was granted permission to attend lectures at Harvard Medical School, but when the opportunity is snatched away, she'll do anything to get it back. Daniel Sharpe has had his heart crushed and his confidence shattered, but a chance encounter and a rediscovery of his love of art may be enough to let him feel comfortable in his own skin.
They both need Elijah, but will letting people in provide the support and intimacy he's always craved? Or will it prove to him all over again that trust always precedes destruction?
A celebration of queer history and an investigation of the embodied self.

This performance is a playwriting honors thesis by Lila Hovey '23.

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