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Indiana University Bloomington

Fall 2013  Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World

STAGE PRODUCTION - Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies imageBy William Golding, adapted by Christoper Sergal
Produced by Cardinal Stage Company

When: September 11-15
Where: Buskirk Chumley Theatre

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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.