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'Grief Play'

Sunday, 16 August, 2020

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SLU students and alumni, along with the Critique Theatre Ensemble, will virtually present Grief Play, as part of the St. Louis Fringe Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, and at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. All performances will be held at Central Standard Time.

About the Play

In 1348, Francesco Petrarcha wrote a letter describing his grief over the death of his brother who caught the plague. In 2020, Critique Theatre company spent the summer picking apart the sinews of mourning in the age of the virus. The ensemble and production team scoured through materials that range from Italian sonnets to memoirs to Facebook posts about canceled weddings. We now present Grief Play, a devised work of theatre, directed by SLU student Spencer Lawton, featuring a recently developed union of mourners and a child looking for answers.

Tickets are $15. Learn more at St. Louis Fringe Festival.