The Decameron – Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Decameron?
The Decameron is Synetic’s first virtual production, based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s collection of stories written in response to the Black Death. Over 30 artists from across the globe contributed short video adaptations of the stories found in The Decameron. In honor of the source material, where stories are told over the course of 10 days, this experience unfolds over 10 days as well.
How do I experience The Decameron?
After you purchase a ticket, you will be emailed an order confirmation where you will be directed to a link. Beginning July 10, new stories will be unlocked for viewing. Be sure to check back daily for new stories and engaging content!
How many stories does my ticket provide access to?
Each ticket covers access to all of the videos created for The Decameron.
How much does a ticket cost?
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, beginning at $10. When selecting your price, consider the number of people in your viewing party.
How long is The Decameron?
Each story is around 10 minutes in length — the shortest is around 3 minutes, longest is around 17. For adventurous theatergoers who want to watch every story, you’ll be looking at about 252 minutes of videos!
What do I need in order to experience The Decameron?
The Decameron is best experienced on a computer or tablet with a strong internet connection.
You are also able to access the videos on a smartphone, but we recommend turning it to landscape orientation.
We do not recommend screen-casting/”AirPlaying” to a television. If you wish to stream the videos to your television, you will need to connect your computer to your television using an HDMI cord. You will not, however, be able to navigate without the use of a mouse or trackpad.
When are the videos unlocked? Is there a designated time I am supposed to watch the videos?
Videos became available beginning on July 10th and were originally released over the course of 10 days. Patrons can now watch the videos whenever they like! Be advised that ticket sales will end for The Decameron on August 2nd and only patrons who have purchased tickets will be able to watch the videos through August 15th.
I’m having trouble accessing The Decameron. Who do I contact?
Contact Synetic@synetictheater.org for assistance.