Purgatory in Ingolstadt

Presented by the CalArts School of Theater at the E400 Theater

by Marieluise Fleisser / Director: Marina McClure / Video Design: Simon Harding / Set Design: Drew Foster / Lighting Design: Anna Martin / Costume Design: Kate Fry / Sound Design: Jenn Peterson

A story of youth trapped in a closed society, Purgatory In Ingolstadt by Marieluise Fleisser depicts a world dominated by church order and traditional gender roles. Bereft of stable mentoring, the students bully, spy, embrace, and reject each other in rapid succession. The play centers on two outsiders, Roelle and Olga. Each tries to escape the confines of their society—one with public delusions of grandeur, the other by allying herself with men who may help her.