Viriditas by Muriel Hogue


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This is a play about power. Hildegard of Bingen was a 12th century Benedictine abbess who challenged the hierarchy of a patriarchal church. Under edict, she still refused to rebury a supposedly excommunicated knight beyond church property. The play abounds in local colour including musicians and Hildegard's music. Contemporary themes are mirrored with women's struggle to be heard and the plight of modern combattants.

Year Printed: 1999
First produced in 1999 by Red Hen Productions, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Acts: 2

Casting: 6 Actors - almost everyone must play more than one role except for for at least 1 musician