The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY THEATER & PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM
A staged reading
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Adapted and Directed by Professor Derek Goldman
From the novel by Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey recounts the story of one religious man’s quest to determine why God allows disasters to occur.  In 1714 in Lima, Peru, Brother Juniper, a Franciscan monk, witnesses the collapse of a bridge woven by the Incas that has stood for over a century, killing the five people who were crossing it. He then embarks on a six-year-long quest to determine whether it was divine intervention or happenstance that led to the deaths of the five victims. Featuring Georgetown students alongside leading professional actors, this workshop presentation of a world premiere adaptation of one of the great achievements in American literature, by acclaimed director and playwright Derek Goldman, is a hauntingly beautiful exploration into the meaning of life and of death, and the paradoxes of faith and reason, full of humane tenderness, humor, and heartbreak.  Part of the 2014-15 Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program’s “Where We’re From:  A Season of Origins and Migrations.”

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DEVINE STUDIO THEATRE
FREE, BUT TICKETED.

Tickets for the free staged readings of “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” are currently unavailable. A standby line will form in the lobby of the Davis Performing Arts Center on both February 6 and 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets unclaimed by 7:55 p.m. may be released to patrons on standby.