At a glance: Our theaters
Powerhouse Theater: general seating, free admission, not open to the public
Martel Theater: (seating chart) free admission, open to the public
Streep Studio: very limited seating. Not open to the public.
By Mark V. Olsen
Directed by Christopher Grabowski
An epic slice of history centering on 1970’s Alabama politics. Beautiful, divorced beauty queen Cornelia Folsom is a force of nature who works her way into the heart of Governor George Wallace. Together they plan to take over the state and then the White House, until an assassination attempt halts his presidential campaign. But no obstacle is too great for Cornelia to overcome, as she secretly harbors her own political ambitions amidst a hostile campaign staff, her rarely-sober mother, and Southern shenanigans in this sweeping, provocative tale of sex, power, and bare-knuckled American politics.
Senior Project Members: Nick Franzen, Emma LaPlace, Avery Vaughn
Campus Guests Only - Reservations required - Very Limited Seating
Reservations open February 13
*a senior project in Drama
This production made possible through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.
February 27, 28, 29, at 8:00pm and February 29 at 2:00pm
Streep Studio, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film
THE CULTURAL LIGHTNESS OF HORRIBLE THINGS: Or UDO AND FRITZ DIG THEIR OWN GRAVES WHILE WE WATCH AND LAUGH
Two hapless soldiers, Udo and Fritz, having been ordered by their magnanimous and infallible government to commit a particularly gruesome and unsightly act, are sentenced to die for doing precisely what they were told, but not before they dig their own graves so they can think about what they've done. To pass the time they probe the deepest depths of not only the soil before them, but also their psyches: the proper times to use alliteration, the ideal haunting practices of ghosts, the virtues of choux pastry, and, most importantly, how deep should a hole really be.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
an original play by Rahul Makwana '20*, directed by Henery Wyand '20*, production management by Sarah Rivers '20*
May 1 & May 2 EDT 9:30am & 8:00pm (see time zone listing per dates)
h.b floating palace is a meditation on the life of an elderly Indian couple—Sher and Puja—who, after spending twenty years in a suburban home in Massachusetts, suddenly find themselves living on a houseboat in the scenic Kashmir Valley in Northern India. Originally intended as a retirement, and an escape, Sher and Puja soon find that their new life in Kashmir does not free them from the past. As Sher searches for a missing childhood friend and Puja attempts to keep family disputes at bay, the play explores how two tragic events--the 1947 partition of India-Pakistan and the Kashmir conflict--continue to shape national identity and state formation in India today. h.b floating palace repeatedly blurs the fault lines between the past and the present, memory and imagination, personal and collective trauma, romance and suffering, nostalgia and tragedy, mapping the story of Sher and Puja’s life onto the arbitrary border lines that have shaped India in the past seven decades.
a radio play presentation
*a senior project in Drama
Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm = EDT East Coast
Saturday, May 2 at 9:00am = JST Japan
Saturday, May 2 at 5:30am = IST India
Friday, May 1 at 5:00pm = PDT West Coast
Saturday, May 2 at 9:30am = EDT East Coast
Saturday, May 2 at 10:30pm = JST Japan
Saturday, May 2 at 7:00pm = IST India
Saturday, May 2 at 6:30am = PDT West Coast
Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm = EDT East Coast
Sunday, May 3 at 9:00am = JST Japan
Sunday, May 3 at 5:30am = IST India
Saturday, May 2 at 5:00pm = PDT West Coast
an original play by Shona Tucker, Directed by Logan Pitts '17*
May 14 (preview), 15 and 16 at 7:00pm AND May 17 at 5:00pm
synopsis: Set in 1923 on the Mississippi-Alabama line, Mississippi Mud by Shona Tucker, based on a true story, is the first part of a trilogy about the African American female journey to selfhood. This piece is a coming of age story of Patsy Hubbard, Jr., a tall, angular, gangly sheltered black girl of the Alabama small town of Aliceville. In a heightened story theater style, we journey with Patsy as she discovers some harsh realities about her world.
*Supported in part by the Martha W. Farmer Visiting Artist Program