“A Hard Heart,” a play by Howard Barker, will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, 6, and 7 in Bartlett Theatre, Coxe Hall. The cast includes Heather Harris, Evan Griswold, Matt Johnston, Jamie Agnello, and Quinn Hurley. Admission is free for students, $5 for general admission. Tickets can be picked up for the evening's performance one hour before curtain at the Coxe Hall box office.
In the play, the city of Platea is under siege from a savage, unnamed enemy, and Riddler, “a woman of originality” is brought in to save it. Her plans are increasingly ingenious and controversial, disconcerting General Plevna and shocking Queen Praxis. Is Riddler saving the city, or destroying it? And what are we to make of Riddler's precocious and neurotic recluse son, Attila? And her demonic suitor, Seemore? A play of riddles and enigmas by Howard Barker, one of England's most audacious playwrights.