MainStage Production, Fall 2020: Faith, Hope, and Charity

Faith, Hope, and Charity

by Ödön von Horváth, in collaboration with Lukas Kristl
adapted by Peter Hackett
from a translation by Péter Fábri

Performing on Dartmouth College Radio and via YouTube
October 31, November 1-2 at 7:30 pm
A Department of Theater MainStage Radio Play Performance

A young woman struggles against cynicism and despair as she makes her way through a world wracked by dehumanizing poverty, institutional oppression, and bureaucratic indifference. Originally written during the Great Depression as a surreal and subversive commentary on the rising tide of European fascism, this new radio-play adaptation reframes the story amidst the American backdrop of the 1932 Bonus Army marches on Washington and the violence that ensued.

JANE SHAW sound designer and additional music
LEXI WARDEN '21 assistant director
NAOMI LAM '21 stage manager

Faith, Hope, and Charity will be aired as a three-part radio play via Dartmouth College Radio. Each act will also be available via the Hopkins Center YouTube Channel.

Part One: Saturday October 31
Part Two: Sunday November 1
Part Three: Monday November 2

Performances will take place at 7:30 pm each evening. Each act will remain available on YouTube following its premiere.




Hopkins Center Curator for Academic Programming and Dept of Theater Guest Lecturer Samantha Lazar discusses different aspects of the production with company members in these pre-recorded Zoom conversations, each one between 20-30 minutes.

The Great Depression and the 1932 Bonus Army Marches

A conversation with Professor Annelise Orleck of the Department of History at Dartmouth.



Creating Theater in a Remote World

A conversation with Assistant Director Alexandra Warden '21 and cast members Reagan Readinger '23 and Thomas Latta '18.



Producing Theater for the Radio

A conversation with Director Peter Hackett and Sound Designer Jane Shaw.