Written and Directed by David Leddy
Susurrus is a play without actors and without a stage. It is part radio play, part recital, part lesson in bird dissection, and part stroll in the park. Audiences follow a map around Boston's Public Garden as they listen to the piece on headphones; the different elements form a “perfect melding of location and text to create a theater experience in which there are no actors and only one member in the audience: you.” (The Guardian)
The listener hears snippets about opera, memorial benches, and botany, which fit together into a mournful and poignant story of love and loss that is “a sensual reinterpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a contemporary edge.” (The List)
Susurrus (pronounced sus-YOO-rus, it refers to the rustling sound of wind in trees), is written and directed by David Leddy, a “theatrical maverick” with a “propensity for fearless experiment” (Financial Times) who is “Scotland’s hottest, edgiest young playwright.” (Sunday Times)
“A clever refraction of Shakespeare’s themes and a distinct drama in its own right…There are moments when location and content come together so powerfully that your eyes moisten and your heart lurches.” (The Guardian)
Times will vary, with groups of four admitted every 15 minutes. The piece includes about a mile of walking on paved pathways. Umbrellas provided in case of rain. Headphone pickup will be on Boylston St between Charles and Tremont. Directions will be provided with your ticket purchase.
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A Stroll Through Boston's Public Garden
16+/sexual situations described
1 hour 20 minutes
DAY-OF BOX OFFICE (MP3 AND TICKET PICKUP LOCATION)
Max Mutchnick Campus Center
150 Boylston Street
Opens 10:30AM on performance days.