About this Event
We begin the theater season with Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, a rambunctious new play about the underground world of Victorian female boxing.
Four very different women are drawn from different walks of 19th century London and into the boxing ring, where their lives are intertwined through bouts of passion and a quest for freedom. In the end, only one can become world champion. “Wilkinson’s storytelling has an attractive briskness and clarity, which builds up engrossing details about female boxing…. Each of the four main protagonists seeks the power to have some control over their lives, and this remains a radical goal today” - The Theater Times.
Resplendent with the pugilistic arts, who else should direct this but our own stage combat expert, Assistant Professor Noah Tuleja. Sweet Science runs from October 20–23, 2022.