The Collision / The Martyrdom

The Collision / The Martyrdom

Produced by Two Headed Rep

SYNOPSIS: Two plays created in response to Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim’s Dulcitius

In The Collision, Sisters Anise, Gudrun, and Gunch spend their days praying, washing clothes, and copying the Bible. When a mysterious object falls from the sky–bringing death, destruction, and...unsettling changes in one of the sisters–they are forced to question: was this God’s work? Or the Devil’s? And what happens when you can't tell the difference between a pervert and a prophet?

The Martyrdom asks: how do you solve a problem like Hrotsvitha? More specifically, how do we solve her 10th century comedy about three Christian virgins who triumph over the Devil by accepting their violent, corporeal deaths as a shortcut to eternal happiness with their Celestial Bridegroom? This raucous adaptation is a road trip through the last millennium with the people (and puppets) who have asked themselves this same question - in hopes that someone else might have the answer.

The Collision:
Written by Nadja Leonhad-Hooper
Directed by Lily Riopelle

The Martyrdom:
Written by Amanda Keating
Translation by Lizzie Fox
Directed by Molly Clifford

Show Times: Tuesday-Saturday @7:30PM, Saturday-Sunday @2:30PM
  • Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes, including intermission
  • Playwright: Nadja Leonhad-Hooper, Amanda Keating