A Staged Reading of WITTENBERG – Monday, Oct. 30th
Time: 7:00 pm
Join us for a staged reading of WITTENBERG by David Davalos
In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (without which The Episcopal Church wouldn’t exist!), the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble will be presenting a Staged Reading of WITTENBERG by David Davalos on MONDAY, October 30th at 7:00 pm in the St. Mary’s Chapel at The Bishop’s School – 7607 la Jolla Blvd,, La Jolla, CA 92037.
Set in October 1517, WITTENBERG is a comedy of witty depth and clashing world views. The play whimsically yet weightily envisions the fateful events that lead up to the European Protestant Reformation, and prepares the way for Shakespeare’s HAMLET, Marlowe’s FAUST & Goethe’s DR. FAUSTUS.
Which Wittenberg professor will influence Hamlet more – Theologian Martin Luther, or Philosopher John Faustus? “…a crackling good bit of entertainment…Hilarity, thy name is WITTENBERG.” (New York Times) “…a sort of quadrangular Shakespeare in Love: It’s a philosophy survey course and a non-smirking smartypants comedy all in one.” (NY Magazine) “…a delightful romp that’s as accessible as it is thought-provoking.” (New York Post) “A cocktail of brainy allusions, absurdist plot twists, sly wordplay and disarming anachronisms, fortified with serious ideas.” (Washington Post)
The Bishop’s School Religion Teacher, Dr. David Moseley, will be reading the role of Martin Luther. There is a suggested $10 donation to cover expenses for those who attend.
Limited seating – first come, first served.