In Boston’s 1850s, confirmed bachelor Thomas Bulfinch, whose translations of Greek and Roman myths were the standard for over 100 years in the West, was otherwise known for his virulent anti-homosexuality activism. He published one other book - a memorial to his deceased younger student, Matthew, beside whom he had himself buried. ‘Bulfinch’s Mythology’ compares Bulfinch’s unnameable desires with his eviscerated translations. Myth, mime, and theatre coalesce to tell the story of what was lost in translation.
This work was created during COVID and awaits opening when it is safe to gather. Directed by Ric Knowles, Designed by Joe Pagnon with Sound by Zach Parsons.