|1517. The fall semester at the University of Wittenberg finds the professors and students at crisis: Hamlet, young Prince of Denmark, has read a revolutionary scientific theory of Copernicus that threatens the order of the universe and Hamlet’s peace of mind. His professor of Philosophy, Doctor Faustus, has decided to make an honest woman of Helen, once “of Troy,” AKA “The Eternal Feminine,” but she prefers her freedom. And Hamlet’s professor of Theology, Martin Luther, is outraged at the abusive practices of the Church to which he has sworn obedience.
Davalos’s 21st-century satire explores the issues of faith and skepticism with a wickedly modern sense of humour in this prequel to both Hamlet and Doctor Faustus.
|Wittenberg, stars Matthew Bissett, Misha Kobiliansky, Dylan Nouri, Deborah Vieyra and Jake Anthony. It is directed by Adam Henderson, with technical direction & lighting design by Michael Methot, set design by Emily Dotson, costumes by Julie White, sound by Christopher King, properties by Josina deBree, with stage management by Emma Graveson, and is produced by Nancy Caldwell.
Wittenberg runs from Nov 11 – Dec 4, Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm. Performances will be available in person only. Talkbacks: Thursday 17th and Sunday 20th November.