The Lower Ds

The Lower Ds
Fall, 2009
Written By: based on a play by Maxim Gorky
Directed By: Jay O'Berski

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.