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Love Unpunished

Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia remounts its acclaimed 2006 dance-theater meditation on love and grief, set on the stairs of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The piece imagines the moments of fear, confusion, and human contact as the denizens of the skyscrapers descend many flights of stairs, unaware if it is a drill or an emergency. Love Unpunished combines a monumental, iconic scenic design by MacArthur Fellow Mimi Lien with a unique movement style by David Brick of Philadelphia’s Headlong Dance Theater. The 2021 version is being co-presented by Swarthmore and the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, where it will be performed on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Sponsored by the Theater Department and part of the Cooper Series. Co-sponsored by the Dance Program and the Peace & Conflict Studies Program

Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 p.m. (followed by reception)
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m.
Pearson-Hall Theatre, LPAC 
Note: Due to Covid-19 protocols, this performance is limited to the on-campus community only.

Panel Discussion with the Artists: 
Sunday, Sept. 19, 3:30–4:30 p.m. 
LPAC Cinema
Moderator: Professor Allen Kuharski, Department of Theater

Theater: Frear Ensemble Theater, LPAC 
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4:15–6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 4:15–6:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 4:15–6:15 p.m.

Dance: Boyer Dance Studio, LPAC 
Monday, Sept. 13, 4:30–6 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 9:55–11:10 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 9:55–11:10 a.m.