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Time's Up: Cultural Relevance Spanning a Millenium (or Two)

Univeristy of Minnesota Duluth Department of Theatre and Dance

#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.

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