Joy and Pandemic (Regional, Huntington Theatre Company, 2023) | Playbill

Joy and Pandemic



Joy and Pandemic questions how our passions regarding family, art, and war impact the very meaning of our lives. As Joy finds her Philadelphia children’s art school at risk in a burgeoning pubilc health crisis, she hopes to keep her dream of the school alive. When her unyielding faith runs up against another mother’s beliefs, an afternoon in the early 20th century transforms the world for both of their daughters for decades to come.

With infinite humor and insight, MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac and The Huntington’s artistic director Loretta Greco explore the complex and ever-evolving relationships between science and faith, art and tradition, and parents and children.

Directed by Loretta Greco

Featuring Ella Dershowitz, Breezy Leigh, Stacy Fischer, Marceline Hugot, Ryan Winkles, Rebecca Whitney Klein, Alexander Platt, Marina Re, Thomika Bridwell


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