Time's Up: Cultural Relevance Spanning a Millenium (or Two)
#MeToo. Musical Theatre. Medieval Drama. What do these things have in common?
We talk with Jenna Soleo-Shanks, a member of the UMD Department of Theatre faculty and the director of Time's Up, an adaptation of a 10th century play by Hrostsvit of Gandersheim, The Conversion of the Harlot Thaïs (also known as Paphnutius). This work puts a spin on pop culture, sex, and politics, and the clear and important parallels between this play and the social-cultural events of the last few years.