The Eaten Heart


A flawless work of theater. Fresh and filled with theatrical magic. Indulge it now while you still can.

Aaron Riccio, New Theater Corps

The Debate Society’s third full-length work, The Eaten Heart is inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century masterwork The Decameron. The essence of Boccaccio’s characters and stories flavor The Debate Society’s creation: a modern lucid dream of loneliness, longing and desire that matches The Decameron’s penchant for hilarious, erotic and occasionally gory twists. “Wizardly actors” (Gothamist) Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen seamlessly shift among over a dozen different characters seeking refuge in the anonymous security of a remote roadside motel. Their stories loop and multiply as the strangers check in and out, rendezvous, plot and then disappear again back onto the lonely highways.

The Eaten Heart was named the #3 show of 2007 by Aaron Riccio of “Show Showdown” and Hannah Bos and Nathan Leigh’s work garnered them notice as Gothamist’s Best Actress and Best Sound Design of 2007. The play opened in the spring of 2007 at Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York City and was brought to Syracuse, NY by The Red House Arts Center in September, 2008.