Fall 2013 Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World
STAGE PRODUCTION - Lord of the Flies
By William Golding, adapted by Christoper Sergal
Produced by Cardinal Stage Company
When: September 11-15
Where: Buskirk Chumley Theatre
Lord of the Flies is presented in collaboration with College of Arts and Sciences Themester.
Nigel Williams’ dramatic adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies launches Cardinal Stage’s 2013-2014 season and the College of Arts and Science’s Themester 2013: Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World.
A plane crashes on an uninhabited island. The only survivors are a group of school boys. With no schools and no rules, the boys’ fragile sense of order begins to collapse. With the discovery of the “beast,” their games take on a more sinister significance as the networks and connections that constitute civil society dissolve with devastating consequences.
Lord of the Flies raises a number of issues central to the lives of today’s adolescents – peer pressure, bullying, gang rivalry – in its depiction of the precariousness of social order.