Events / The Dust

The Dust

November 17, 2022 to November 20, 2022
A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105 (United States)

Presented by Performing Arts Department

By Hsu Yen-Ling
Translation by Annelise Finegan
Directed by William Whitaker

in A. E. Hotchner Studio Theatre
general admission seating

November 17, 18 & 19* at 8 p.m.
November 19 & 20 at 2 p.m.

*ASL interpreted

Love and Mortality. Existence and Destruction. These are the tensions at play in Hsu Yen-Ling’s The Dust. The play presents a series of seemingly unrelated scenes unfolding at what the writer calls the “instant of explosion.” Explosion of a building? Of a city? Of individual lives?  A mother meets an estranged son. A professional couple debate what they choose to know about how they will die.  A surrogate mother imagines starting a new world with the birth father. The Dust presents fragments of lives hovering on the brink of annihilation, and yet, all these people are doing their very best to move beyond fear to live lives of authentic happiness.  Annelise Finegan’s translation gives Hsu’s beautiful work a clear theatrical voice.  First produced in November of 2013 in Taiwan, this is the US premiere of The Dust. 

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General public tickets go on-sale Aug 15. WU Student tickets will be available starting Sep 6 at the Edison Box Office.

Tickets are FREE for full-time Wash U undergraduate and graduate students and include University College students admitted into a degree program.

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