Past Event

Apr 17—27, 2014

The Wholehearted

Stein | Holum Projects / From USA

“It’s rare to find theater artists who care as much about every step of the process and every detail of the work as Deborah Stein and Suli Holum.”

— Capital New York

This multimedia collaboration presents a fact-based fiction of an aging female boxer dreaming of a comeback and wrestling with the conflicts between love and violence, sexuality and sports and personal fantasy versus factual reality.

Utilizing the forces of text, song and physicality, The Wholehearted dives into a narrative fraught with the violence of love, the sexuality of sports and the truth behind the stories we tell ourselves. Collaborative partners and Drama Desk nominees Deborah Stein and Suli Holum tackle the story of a fictive female boxer based on the biographies of iconic women in athletic history. Unlike any solo theatrical experience, Stein and Holum deliver a unique multimedia feast, questioning the line between personal fantasy and factual reality.



The Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Emerson
559 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111


Apr 17, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014


60 minutes, no intermission

Ages 14+