GLORY GLORY, a new play by a Cal medievalist, opens in SF June 18

Though the campus might be quiet during the summer, English Department students are keeping busy.  Matthew Sergi, a doctoral candidate in the department, is presenting his new play in San Francisco — two weekends only!:

Two medieval women.  One powerful new play.
at Fort Mason’s Northside Theatre

Fri June 18, Sat June 19, Fri June 25, Sat June 26 @ 8pm
Sun June 20 @ 7pm / Sun June 27 @ 2pm [UPDATED TIMES!]

To learn more, get directions, and buy tickets, visit

Tickets are $10 with any student ID —
Buy your ticket online ahead of time using the password “UCBspecial”, and
you can bring one NON-CAL-AFFILIATED friend for free!

GLORY GLORY begins in England in 1415, at the meeting of Julian of Norwich
and Margery Kempe of Lynn, the two earliest known women authors to write in
English.  But GLORY GLORY, like Julian and Margery’s books, twists through
history and memory with dizzying torque: a result, or so both women claim,
of having seen, spoken with, smelled, and (in Margery’s case) married Jesus
Christ.  A frenetic, thoughtful, and often hilarious physical theatre
production, GLORY GLORY draws its dialogue, movement, images, and haunting
poetry from Julian and Margery’s Middle English prose, to explore what these
women had to learn from each other about writing, belief, and strength. And
the role of Jesus will be played by a different audience volunteer each
night (to volunteer, email us at