The winter 2020 MainStage production of The Sweet Science of Bruising opens on February 21; the production will run through March 1, on the Moore Theater stage. An American premiere of a new work written by award-winning British Playwright Joy Wilkinson, the play delves into the real-life historical sub-culture of Victorian women's boxing. The story focuses on a group of women who find themselves inextricably linked through their struggles to navigate a male-dominated sport and a correspondingly male-dominated world.
The cast and company have been immersed in rehearsals since early January, including a series of sessions with fitness professional Jennifer Karr, a trainer whose background includes a range of competitive sports, BodyCombat, and triathalons. The Hopkins Center recently reached out to Jennifer to discuss her involvement in the production; you can find that conversation HERE. The Hop is also featuring interviews with four students of the featured in leading roles: Brooke Bazarian '20, Jacqueline Byrne '22, Veronica Cavalcanti '23, and Kerrigan Quenemoen '20. The Dartmouth News has also focused on the production's integration with Carolyn Dever's winter term seminar, "Desire and Difference in Nineteenth Century British Literature"; that piece is HERE.
Burlington's Seven Days newspaper also featured the production recently; you can read that piece HERE.
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