The Wastelands is a walking performance that brings audiences on a visceral journey through the seven stages of grief through music, movement, imagery and local testimony. A re-imagining of Dante Alighieri’s Purgatorio, the performance tells the story of an American afterlife, a surreal landscape where audiences experience hidden connections between environmental ruin and social oppression.
Friday, April 29 | 5pm
Saturday, April 30 | 5pm
Sunday, May 1 | 1pm
The performance runs 75min with a reception and dialogue to follow.
All performances are free, open to the public, and meet ADA standards of accessibility.
Children of the Wild, is a company-in-resident at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA.
The Wastelands Holyoke performance marks the beginning of a five-month journey Children of the Wild is taking from New England across the Great Lakes. Through Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Lorain, OH, Detroit, MI, Duluth, MN, and Minneapolis, MN, Children of the Wild is collaborating with Great Lakes Commons and a wide-range of social and environmental advocacy groups to convene “points of confluence” around The Wastelands and explore through the arts what it means to rewild our social landscape in a violent time of political and environmental unraveling.
This performance is made possible in part by the City of Holyoke, the Holyoke Creative Arts Center’s ARTery project, the Wauregan Building, and MIFA Victory Theatre.