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2016

HEDDA - REFUGEE IN WAR OR STRUGGLE

ensemble collaboration*
not open to the public, limited seating, reservations are required
A one-woman exploration of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler, deconstructing and dissecting one of the most controversial and alluring characters of the Western modern stage. This collage of international women’s voices pulls her out of the Eurocentric world and examines her psychological world, the “offstage room.” Drawing from diverse theatrical traditions and styles, this piece aims to challenge the audience’s expectations of the original play as well as the outside world
8:00pm

October 6, 7, 8 2016 and October 8 2:00pm matinee
Streep Studio, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

*a senior project in Drama

MACHINAL

by Sophie Treadwell
directed by Olivia Zerphy '17
Open to the public, reservations required
"Murder. Typewriters. Live Music. Rubber gloves. Hot Dogs. A major rediscovery of a forgotten woman playwright of the twenties, Machinal is a powerful expressionist play about the mechanization of society brought about by the technology of the industrial revolution and its inherent incompatibility with individual freedoms. This movement and music heavy interpretation will also feature contemporary dance and live jazz."
Presented through special arrangement with The Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Tucson.
This production is supported in part by the E.J. Safirstein '83 Memorial Fund
8:00pm

October 27, 28, 29 2016
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

*a senior project in Drama

VIEUX CARRÉ

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Matt Goldstein '17
not open to the public, limited seating, reservations are required
The place is a rooming house in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the time the late Thirties. As narrated by The Writer, a young man recently arrived from St. Louis, the action is concerned with interlocking lives of the various residents: a tubercular, homosexual painter; a doomed young girl and her coarse lover; two aging "ladies" living in near poverty; and the eccentric irrepressible landlady, who veers from cruelty to sentiment in her treatment of her charges.
Presented through special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service
8:00pm

November 10, 11, 12 2016
Powerhouse Theater

*a senior project in Drama

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

by William Shakespeare
directed by Christopher Grabowski
Department only - very limited seating
Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Egeus, Hermia's father, prefers Demetrius as a suitor, and enlists the aid of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to enforce his wishes upon his daughter.
8:00pm Thursday, 6:00pm & 9:00pm Friday and Saturday

December 1, 2, 3 2016
specifically designed to be presented in the Trap Room under the stage of the Martel

THE MAYOR OF BALTIMORE

by Kristen Kosmas
directed by Liam Collier '16
not open to the public, limited seating, Reservations required
“What is everything, and what is nothing, and what is everything else.” A small apartment in a forgotten American city. A group of strange friends and friendly strangers gather together to celebrate a small political victory. They drink. They dance. They fall apart. Published in 2012, Kristen Kosmas’ The Mayor of Baltimore poses more questions than it answers. These questions range from the practical -- Who are these people? Why are they here? Where are their pants? -- to the profound -- What is love? What isn’t? And how do we know? Little is certain. Chaos is crucial. Sit down. Have a drink. Stay awhile.
This production is sponsored in part by the E.J. Safirstein '83 Memorial Fund
8:00pm

March 3, 4, 5 2016
Powerhouse Theater

*a senior project in Drama

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

translated by Libby Appel
directed by Christopher Grabowski
Open to the public, reservations required
THE CHERRY ORCHARD, written in 1904, is the last play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. The play is about the passing of an era, and portrays the social climate of Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, when the aristocrats and land-owning gentry were losing their wealth and revealed themselves to be incapable of coping with their change in status. It is the month of the May. In the Cherry Orchard estate the neighbors, friends and servants are making a grand preparation for the arrival of Madame Ranevskaya and her daughter Anya.
7:30pm

April 7, 8, 9 2016
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

HOW THE LIGHTHOUSE BECAME AN ISLAND

directed by Collin Knopp-Schwyn '16
not open to the public, limited seating, reservations required
HOW THE LIGHTHOUSE BECAME AN ISLAND is an original musical set at a lighthouse on an island out at sea. Exploring the lives of different groups of inhabitants from different times, the project aims to address, though music and storytelling, the things that both haunt us and anchor us, as well as the question of who gets to tell another person’s story.
This production is sponsored in part by the Joan Kostick Andrews '52 Fund for Musical Theater
8:00pm

April 28, 29, 30 2016
Powerhouse Theater

*a senior project in Drama