Information for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Penn State Coronavirus Updates

DHFP: “Who Tells Your Story?” How Musicals Create Public Memory of Historical Events

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Zoom
Musicals often tell stories about history. Audience members can learn about the early days of the United States through Hamilton, about Tudor history from Six, and about the 1832 Paris Uprising in Les Miserables, just to name a few. However, these stories don’t always align with documented history, creating a public memory that may be questioned or contested – or a public memory that may cause us to question or contest documented history. At this Zoom event, we’ll explore how historical events are depicted in several musicals and discuss how theatre may be used to create public memory that may align with or contradict accepted documented history. In lieu of a catered dinner, a restaurant gift card will be provided.
Schreyer Scholar Brenden Sosnader

I have two older brothers who graduated from the Honors College, and I was able to see them go through their college experience and all the opportunities they had. I visited them a few times in Atherton Hall, which made me fall in love with the College. I saw this as a place where I can find great opportunities and do some really great things.

Brenden Sosnader '19 Computer Science, Statistics

Get Involved Upcoming Events

View All Events