The Brigham Young University Experimental Theatre Club's newest production, "The Decameron," will begin Thursday, Aug. 9, and run through Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
Admission is free and seating begins at 7 p.m.
While most plays start production around a script — including casting, design and budgeting — this presentation of Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio's "The Decameron" began with the 650-year-old Italian text of 100 stories. The script was unearthed during subsequent rehearsals.
"Writing a script on a tight deadline hasn't always been easy, especially with a director who isn't afraid to ask for a rewrite. But I think that the final script of 'The Decameron' has been tempered and refined by this process to become a strong and vital piece of theatre,"said playwright Russell Warne."Maybe after seeing our production audiences can understand why this book has enthralled the world for more than six centuries."
The 90-minute production, which features eight of the stories, will be directed by Janine Sobeck, with final playwriting by dramaturg Russell Warne. For more information, visit byu-etc.com