Dulcitius performance dates


Coming in Spring 2017

PLS presents…


Dulcitius, or
Sex in the Kitchen

By Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (10th century nun)

In a new translation by Colleen Butler, PhD

Dulcitius is a fast-paced one act tragicomedy written in the 10th century by the nun Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. The production will be using a new translation by Dr. Colleen Butler from the original Latin. This rarely performed play tells the story of three virgin sisters who refuse to give up their Christian faith at the order of the emperor Diocletian. They are persecuted by various Roman officials but their prayers save them from sexual assault by the governor Dulcitius who becomes the victim of a hallucination in which he attempts to have sex with the pots and pans in the kitchen. Eventually the Romans are all foiled and the sisters achieve their desire to become martyrs for their faith.



  1. Location TBA, Toronto
    • April 7-9, 2017
  2. Mostly Medieval Play Festival at the International Congress on Medieval Studies
    • Kalamazoo, MI, USA
    • May 13, 2017

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