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Dartmouth Department of Theater: And Thus They Began
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Theater Department

And Thus They Began

A Decameron
February 24 - 25, 2023

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

In 1348, people survived a plague by telling stories. 700 years later, can these tales still help us?

22/23 Theater Department

Directed by Sarah Hughes '07
Devised by the ensemble with Sarah Hughes and Laurie Churba

In Boccaccio's The Decameron, a group of young people fleeing the Black Death tell increasingly wild, hilarious, debaucherous and moving tales to keep hope alive. In this version, Dartmouth students in a dystopian future mash up music, dance and their own interpretations of the original text, rewriting the canon as they explore questions of translation, censorship and storytelling as a means of survival. 

Please join us following the Saturday 2/25 8 pm performance for a post-show discussion with members of the cast and artistic team moderated by Samantha Lazar, the Hop's Curator of Academic Programming.

This event is free and ticketed.

Please note: this performance contains comedic violence, and reference to and discussion of nonconsensual sex.

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