Past Productions

Student Production, Winter 2018: Proof

PROOF

By David Auburn

March 1 & 3 at 8 PM
March 4 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A Student Production directed by Louisa Auerbach '20
All tickets $4, general admission; available at the HOP Box Office

The story of a young woman navigating the aftermath of her father's death, whose journey of reconciliation encounters obstacles including a controlling sister, an unassuming love interest, mind-boggling mathematics - and, finally, her own mind. Featuring Tess McGuinness '18 as Catherine and Professor James Rice in the role of Robert, her father.

LOUISA AUERBACH '20 director
VIRGINIA OGDEN '18 stage manager

CAST
TESS MCGUINNESS '18, Catherine
JAMES RICE, Robert
MAC GALINSON '21, Hal
CLAIRE FEUILLE '18, Claire

MainStage Production, Winter 2018: 1984

1984

Based on the novel by George Orwell
Adapted for the radio by Milton Wayne
Adapted for the stage by Peter Hackett

February 16-18 & 22-25
The Moore Theater

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

Buoyed by “misinformation” and “alternative facts,” the current political regime’s attacks on our democratic institutions have thrust George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel, 1984, onto the bestseller list once again. This fast-paced, mixed-media adaptation investigates Orwell’s 20th-century prophecy in the context of 21st-century America, and asks the question: “Are we there yet?”

YourSpace, Winter 2018: Happy Days

HAPPY DAYS

by Samuel Beckett

Saturday January 20 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A YourSpace Student Project directed by Jasen Miyamoto
Free Admission

Samuel Beckett's masterpiece about marriage, aging and desperation. A New York Times review of Happy Days, at its opening in 1961, read “…the work reflects sorrowing vision of man and his world…Mr. Beckett’s threnody is grim, but in its muted, tremulous way it shimmers with beauty.” This two-person play contains intense adult themes and strong language. 

Featuring
NICOLAS BERGEN ’20
JACLYN PAGEAU ‘18

Student Production, Fall 2017: Medea

MEDEA

By Euripides
In a version by Ben Power

November 10-11 at 8 PM
November 12 at 2 PM
The Bentley Theater

A fully-produced Student Production directed by Kelleen Moriarty '19
All tickets $4, general admission; available at the HOP Box Office

Euripides' ancient tragedy explores the primordial relationships between revenge and betrayal, magic and mythology, and love and the body.

KELLEEN MORIARTY '19 director
ANNIE FURMAN '19 set designer
CELESTE JENNINGS '18 costume designer
ROBERT CUEVA '17 lighting designer
KYLE TOTH sound designer
NAOMI AGNEW '20 stage manager
AMBER CAI '21 assistant stage manager

MainStage Production, Fall 2017: Cabaret

CABARET

Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

November 3-5 & 9-12
The Moore Theater

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

Kander and Ebb’s brilliant musical, first produced on Broadway in 1966, is stunningly relevant in today’s political climate. The show focuses on the loves and losses of a group of artists and performers who struggle to live in a world on the brink of fascism.

"WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW" in the Bentley, May 26-28

WHAT EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW 

by Monica Byrne

A fully-produced student production, directed by Virginia Ogden '18

Ashley Dotson ’18, Scenic Designer
Armando Ortiz '19, Costume Designer
Robert Cueva ‘17, Lighting Designer
Spencer Jorgensen ’17, Stage Manager

In a Manhattan Catholic reformatory in 1914, four teenage girls—Anne, Theresa, Lucy, and Joan—learn about themselves and the world they live in a hilarious, stunning, and heartbreaking tale about friendship, religion, fantasy, and what it is to be a woman. When the girls jokingly begin to venerate birth control activist Margaret Sanger as a saint, they undergo a profound conversion and start to experience miracles that culminate in a shocking, gut-wrenching realization about their past, their present, and their future. 

Cast includes: Laura Calderon '19, Brooke Goldner '19, Catherine Hastings '17 and Eleanor Mitchell '20

May 26 & 27 @ 8 PM; May 28 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater

Tickets are $4 all seats (general admission) on sale beginning May 15 at the HOP Box Office.

"AWAY THIS NIGHT" - An Honors Thesis Production

Join us on the stage of the Moore Theater for an honors thesis production:

Away This Night

Conceived by Julie Solomon '17

Julie Solomon '17, Co-director and Scenic Designer
Deena Selenow, Co-director
Victoria Rowe '17, Lighting Designer
Celeste Jennings '18, Costume Designer
Will Maresco '19, Sound Designer
Danielle Piacentile '17, Stage Manager

Away This Night interweaves the stories of three Shakespearean women who cross-dress. Inspired by immersive and feminist theatre traditions, this project is a study of the intersections of gender identity, gender presentation, race, sexuality, and ability in physical space. The performance will move throughout three built environments on the Moore Stage, taking the audience on a journey through the worlds of As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice.

"Feminist Shakespeare" (a YOUR SPACE presentation) April 29-30

The Department’s YOUR SPACE program presents:

FEMINIST SHAKESPEARE (or, Unsex Me Here)

An original piece, arranged and directed by Kelly Gaudet '17

Stage Management by Jordyn Fitch ’20

Feminist Shakespare is an exploration and reworking of women's monologues from a vast array of Shakespeare's works. Through weaving together excerpts of women's voices from many different works, the show aims to discuss gender, domestic abuse, sexual violence, and women's resiliency.

Cast includes: Justine Goggin '18, Angelina DiPaolo '17, Alexis Wallace '17, Mimi Fiertz '18, Virginia Cook '18, Lucia McGloin '17, and Maddie Dunn '17.

Saturday, April 29 @ 7 PM and Sunday, April 30 @ 2 PM

Bentley Theater - Free Admission.

 

"Crickets Ate the Moon" by Charli Fool Bear-Vetter '15

The Department's YOUR SPACE program presents a reading of Charli Fool Bear-Vetter's award-winning play:

CRICKETS ATE THE MOON

Crickets Ate the Moon tells the story of Celena Bear Spirit, a 21 year old Native American woman, fighting against suppressed trauma and depression. Defiantly optimistic, Lena strives to keep herself and her family afloat despite the consuming nature of her illness. Crickets Ate the Moon speaks to erasing stigma against mental illness and the powerful resilience of Native women.

Directed by Laura Calderon '19

Produced by Danica Rodriguez '18 and Christian Dane Williams '19

Cast includes:
Kaitlyn Alvord ’20, Zachary Cooper ’17, Phoebe Hannan ’20, Savannah Maher ’17, Sanat Mohapatra ’20, Armando Ortiz ’19, Cienna Romero ’17

Friday and Saturday, April 21 & 22

7 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Mature Themes

WIRED! (the 24-hour playwriting experience) this Saturday

Four playwrights, four directors, no scripts, no sleep...

Students write, cast, and direct their original plays -- all within 24 hours! Really. Come see the results:

WiRED!!

Saturday, April 15

8 PM in the Bentley Theater

Free Admission

Student producers and stage managers: Ariel Klein '17, Naomi Lazar '17 and Christain Williams '19

Presented by the Department of Theater and the student Displaced Theater Company.

 

 

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