MainStage Production, Winter 2023: And Thus They Began: A Decameron

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

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. 

Tickets are free, but reservations are required.