The Handmaid’s Tale will play on historic basketball courtmain
Boston Lyric Opera is planning to stage The Handmaid’s Tale, Poul Ruders’ opera on Margaret Atwood’s novel of female servitude.
The venue it has chosen is Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex, the world’s second-oldest college basketball court. “
‘We found a space that reflects the proportions and ambitions of this work and brings it home – in a sense – to some locations dramatized in Ms. Atwood’s original book,’ says BLO boss Esther Nelson.