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Joy and Pandemic

April 21 - May 21, 2023

On Sale: TBA

A play by Taylor Mac

Directed by Loretta Greco

The Huntington
@ Calderwood/BCA
527 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02216

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Show Synopsis:

Joy and Pandemic questions how our passions regarding family, art, and war impact the very meaning of our lives. As Joy finds her Philadelphia children’s art school at risk in a burgeoning pubilc health crisis, she hopes to keep her dream of the school alive. When her unyielding faith runs up against another mother’s beliefs, an afternoon in the early 20th century transforms the world for both of their daughters for decades to come. With infinite humor and insight, MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac and The Huntington’s artistic director Loretta Greco explore the complex and ever-evolving relationships between science and faith, art and tradition, and parents and children.