Past Productions

Studio Lab Performance, Winter 2019: Cupid & Psyche

Cupid and Psyche

Auditions January 13-14; details HERE

an original work written by Madeleine Waters '19
February 2 at 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Studio Lab Staged Reading
FREE Admission 

A dramatic, queer re-telling/reinterpretation of the classical myth Cupid and Psyche, this one-act play uses a non-linear, experimental structuire to grapple with the modern queer themes of an ancient story. 

MADELEINE WATERS '19 playwright 
KELLEEN MORIARTY '19 director

MainStage Production, Winter 2019: Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

February 22-23, 28, March 1-2 @ 8 pm
February 24 & March 3 @ 2 pm
The Moore Theater

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

A timeless and deeply relevant Tony Award-winning musical, and one of Sondheim's most inventive works. This sophisticated fairy-tale mash-up tells the story of a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two embark on a journey to change their fate. Many wishes are granted - but as the characters discover, every wish, and every individual action, can have far-reaching consequences. 
 

Honors Thesis, Winter 2019: The Cantatrice Calva

The Cantatrice Calva

AUDITIONS: January 9-10. Click here for details!

A multilingual adaptation of The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionosco
February 9 at 8 PM
February 10 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Honors Thesis Workshop Production 
Conceived and adapted by Cameron Buxton '19
FREE Admission 

A multilingual adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano done in French, Spanish, and English exploring the interactions and limitations of language. A traditional English couple, the SMITHS, have invited their friends, the MARTINS, over for dinner. The two couples are later joined by the FIRE CHIEF and MARY the maid. As the evening wears on, tensions rise over continued inability to understand what anyone else is saying. Language itself eventually dissolves into senseless non-sequiturs as the characters seek understanding in the blurred barriers separating each language. 

Workshop Production, Winter 2019: Mr. Wolf

Mr. Wolf

By Rajiv Joseph
March 1 at 8:00 PM
March 2 at 3:00 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Department of Theater Workshop Production 
Directed by Adam Riegler '20
$4 General Admission; tickets available at the Hop Box Office beginning February 25

A haunting and provocative psychological mystery of adaptation and survival. The universe is vast, but 15-year-old Theresa seeks to understand how and why it came to be. Her only point of reference is a man named Mr. Wolf - a man who abducted her at the age of three, believed her to be a prophet, and engineered a life in which he controlled the entirety of her knowledge and experience. But with the center of that universe gone, with Teresa back with an estranged family attempting to reconnect and heal, how can she find her place in the world?


ADAM RIEGLER '20 director
ANNIE FURMAN '19 projection designer

PlaySpace Performance, Fall 2018: Gallery

GALLERY

A New Play
Written by Nick Gutierrez '2
0

October 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Theater Department PlaySpace Staged Reading
FREE admission

As the world reaches its final days, three scholars are tasked with the impossible: deciding which pieces of art to preserve forever, and which to leave behind to face sure destruction. Written by Nick Gutierrez '20, this one-act drama was a finalist in the 2018 Frost & Dodd Student Playwriting Competitition.

KELLEEN MORIARTY '19 director

MainStage Production, Fall 2018: Eclipsed

Eclipsed

By Danai Gurira

November 2-3 and 8-10 @ 8 pm
November 4 & 11 @ 2 pm
The Moore Theater

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

This gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances. Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood, drawing on their reserves of defiance, wit, and compassion to ask the question: when the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? A chilling, humanizing, and surprisingly funny portrait of survival, transformation, and renewal.

Student Production, Fall 2018: Tragedy: a tragedy

Tragedy: a tragedy

By Will Eno

November 9-10 @ 8 pm
November 11 @ 2 pm
The Bentley Theater

A Student Production, directed by Owen O'Leary '19
Tickets available at the HOP Box Office 

The sun has set over the neighborhoods, government buildings and American backyards everywhere. And for some reason, this time it seems to have gone down for good. The Governor appeals for calm, and a news team is on the way. Their report: someone left the lawn sprinklers on; someone's horse is on the loose; a seashell is lying in the grass; dogs are running by. With little information and nothing new to share, newscasters attempting to reckon with the situation search for some guidance or meaning as the possibly endless night wears on and on.  

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: The Frost & Dodd Student Play Festival

THE FROST & DODD STUDENT PLAY FESTIVAL

July 27 @ 8:00 pm
July 28 @ 8:00 pm
July 29 @ 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
The Bentley Theater

$3 General Admission; available at the HOP Box Office

The culmination of the 91st annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 43rd annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition. Student-written one-act plays will be performed in repertory over the course of the July 27-29 weekend. The complete performance schedule is listed below; please click here for more information about the Frost & Dodd Competitions, or for biographies of the winning playwrights.

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: New York Theatre Workshop Residency

THE NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP SUMMER RESIDENCY

August 4 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
August 11 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
August 18 @ 4:00 & 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

Tickets $13
Dartmouth students $5; all other students $9
General admission; available at the Hop Box Office

The New York Theatre Workshop produces challenging and unpredictable new theatre, fostering the creative work of both established and emerging artists. Every August, the company brings their work to Dartmouth for a three-week residency, developing and performing six new works-in-progress by some of today’s most iinnovative professional playwrights and directors.

Summer Theater Lab, 2018: VoxFest

VOXFEST 2018

Friday June 29 @ 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Saturday June 30 @ 4:00 and 7:30 pm
The Bentley Theater

All performances FREE to the public

The annual summer festival of innovative, experimental, and daring new works returns for the 6th consecutive year. Dartmouth alumni will return to camous to workshop and perform projects in development. This year’s projects include a look at police shootings of African-Americans, a site-specific installation, a musical about an Australian outlaw, and a reading of the winner of the first annual Neukom Literary Prize for best play exploring the meaning of humanity in a digitized world.

The 2018 VoxFest Schedule

PROJECT BLACK PLAGUE
Friday June 29 at 5:00 pm
Created by Mikaal Sulaiman, in collaboration with Hannah Chodos '06

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