Dartmouth Theater Department The Sweet Science of Bruising

The Sweet Science of Bruising

February 21 - March 01, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

The American premiere of a hit British play about the little-known world of women's boxing in Victorian England.

19/20 Theater Department

In a world controlled by men, four Victorian women discover unexpected freedom in the underground subculture of women's boxing—and struggle against the limitations of that freedom. Based on historical research into 19th-century women's boxing, British writer Joy Wilkinson's (Doctor Who) electrifying new play examines gender, class, violence, and the balance of power in a corseted world. An American premiere. Peter Hackett, director (see below for full production team).

The Sweet Science of Bruising is a production of the Dartmouth Department of Theater and is part of a mission to provide students with a distinguished, challenging and integrated course of study in the history, literature, theory and practice of theater, both in the classroom and in production.

Content Advisory: The Sweet Science of Bruising contains material that some may find disturbing. For more information please email the Department of Theater.

The Thursday, February 27 performance will be open-captioned

Stay after the Friday, February 28, performance for an informal discussion with members of The Sweet Science of Bruising cast and creative team, in The Moore Theater.

The Top of the Hop Bar will be open Fridays & Saturdays, Feb 21, 22, 28 & 29 from 7 pm until after the show. Bring your ticket for $1 off a drink; Hop Members at the Investor+ level receive a complimentary drink.

In The News

Veronica Boxing

"Bruising" Women: Veronica Cavalcanti '23

Starting February 21, The Sweet Science of Bruising will be making its U.S. debut at the Hopkins Center. By British theater and TV writer Joy Wilkinson, the play follows the stories of four Victorian...

Production Team

Peter Hackett
Michael Ganio
Scenic Designer
Laurie Churba
Costume Designer
Jennifer Reiser '09
Lighting Designer
Jane Shaw
Sound Designer
Paul West
Fight Choreographer
Jennifer Collins Hard
Stage Manager

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Hopkins Center
4 East Wheelock Street
Hanover, NH

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