The Lower Ds
The Duke Department of Theater Studies presented The Lower D’s, based on the Russian play The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky, Nov. 12-21, 2009. Jay O’Berski of the Theater Studies faculty directed the play.
O’Berksi decided to set The Lower D’s not in Russia but in Lagos, Nigeria—and to do so with a minimal budget. The play was designed to be a carbon-neutral production, with no new materials purchased for the play and all energy use related to the play off-set by sponsors.