PACE U PRESENTS: THE WEAVERS
Sunday 25 May 6:30 pm
Directed by Julián Mesri
Adaptation by Julián Mesri and the members of Pace University's Performance Ensemble B
Gerhart Hauptmann’s seminal 1892 realist drama about a 19th century Silesian Weavers revolt meets the impossibility of college life in this new production.
At a time when the word ‘revolution’ brings to mind eye-rolls and protest movements are silenced soon after they are started Pace University students share the stage with Silesian Weavers in an effort to understand the never-ending—and necessary—cycle of dissent. When Hauptmann’s words mix with rock ‘n’ roll and rehearsed revolutions, The Weavers pieces together a lasting image of what happens when the disenfranchised can no longer keep silent.
Images from the 2014 presentation at HERE Arts Center - all photographs by Ellise Lesser