Current Term Shows

Winter 2017: Urinetown

URINETOWN
Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis
Music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann

February 17-19 & 23-26
The Moore Theater

A Theater Department MainStage Production
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office NOW!

This hilarious and touching social musical is full of greed, love and – TOILETS!

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Fall 2016: Circle Mirror Transformation

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
by Annie Baker

November 11 & 12 @ 8 pm
November 13 @ 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Dartmouth Student Production

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class in Shirley, Vermont begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

"Annie Baker's play is an absolute feast. CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION is the kind of unheralded gem that sends people into the streets babbling and bright-eyed with the desire to spread the word. The play traces the lives of a handful of small-town Vermont residents who gather each week for an acting class taught at the local community center. By the play's end we seem to see to the very bottom of these souls, and feel how the artificial intimacy of the acting class has shaped their lives in substantial ways.”—NY Times. 

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