1/25 - 2/10: Upstream Theater Presents Wittenberg

Various Times
$35 Adult GA
$30 Senior 65+
$25 Full Time Student with ID

1/25 - 2/10: Upstream Theater Presents Wittenberg

Upstream Theater
Presents
"Wittenberg"

January 25 - February 10, 2019
Various Times

$35 Adult GA
$30 Senior 65+
$25 Full-Time Student with ID


It’s October 1517, and the new fall semester at the University of Wittenberg finds certain members of the faculty and student body at personal and professional crossroads. Hamlet (senior, class of 1518) is returning from a summer in Poland spent studying astronomy, where he has come in contact with a revolutionary scientific theory that threatens the very order of the universe, resulting in psychic trauma and a crisis of faith for him. His teacher and mentor John Faustus (Professor of Philosophy) has decided at long last to make an honest woman of his paramour, Helen, a former nun who is now one of the Continent's most sought-after courtesans. And Faustus' colleague and Hamlet's instructor and priest, Martin Luther (Professor of Theology), is dealing with the spiritual and medical consequences of his long-simmering outrage at certain abusive practices of the Church. Tavern disputes, tennis duels, 16th century lounge hits, and the slings and arrows of outrageous wit will tickle your brain into overdrive.

With Casey Boland, Steve Isom, Alan Knoll, and Caitlin Mickey. Directed by Philip Boehm.