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Streep Studio: very limited seating. Not open to the public.

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2019

The Flick

by Annie Baker
directed by Darrell James
In a rundown movie theater, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to each other in this hilarious and touching Pulitzer Prize winning play.
Senior Project Members: Maya Moiseyev-Foster '20 and Martin Nikolov '20
Campus Guests Only - Reservations required - Very Limited Seating
Reservations open September 24
8:00pm
*a senior project in Drama
This production made possible through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.

October 9, 10, 11, 12
TAYLOR AUDITORIUM, ROOM 203

Still

A Yale Drama Series award winning play written by Jen Silverman
directed by Emlyn Doolittle '20
Forty-one-year old Morgan’s baby has been born dead, eighteen-year-old Dolores is pregnant with a child she doesn’t want, and failed midwife Elena is seeking either redemption or a career change. As both women confront their fears, their desires, and each other, dead baby Constantinople roams the world, searching for the meaning of the word “wow,” a satisfying explanation of S&M, and above all, his mother.
This production made possible through arrangements with United Talent
Senior Project Members: Alison Russell '20, Mollie Lipkowitz '20, Emlyn Doolittle '20
Campus Guests Only - Reservations Required - Very Limited Seating
Reservations open September 24
8:00pm
*a senior project in Drama

October 9, 10, 11, 12
STUDENT LOUNGE - VCDF Building - Lower Level

O,Hysteria!

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an original play by Itai Yasur
directed Jennifer Jacobs '20
An absurdist office comedy set during a government shutdown. A journalist sets out to uncover a long repressed, open secret. A fifteen-year-old escapes from a Mormon fundamentalist commune. Three short new plays about women in a man’s world.
Senior Project Members: Chloe Catoya '20, Julia Haupt '20, Jennifer Jacobs '20
Campus Guests Only - Reservations required - Very Limited Seating
Reservations open October 15
8:00pm 10/31-11/2 plus one 2:00pm matinee on November 3

October 31, November 1, & 2 at 8:00pm AND November 3 at 2:00pm
Streep Studio, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Summertime/Wintertime

by Chuck Mee
directed by Alexandra Hatch '20
Senior Project Members: Adriana Ochoa '20, Alexandra Hatch '20, Annabel Renshaw '20, Marc Milone '20, Scarlett Thompson '20
SUMMERTIME: A sweet, dreamy, romantic comedy from the world of As You Like It and Midsummer Night's Dream and The Cherry Orchard and Moliere and Magritte. This play is a companion piece to Wintertime, which has the same characters and setting, set in another season. WINTERTIME: A sweet, dreamy, romantic comedy from the world of The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard and Moliere and Magritte. This play is a companion piece to Summertime, which has the same characters and setting, set in another season.
This production made possible through special arrangements with United Talent
Sponsored in part by The E.J. Safirstein '83 Memorial Fund
Campus Guests only - Reservations Required
Reservations open October 29
8:00pm
a senior project in Drama

November 14, 15, 16
Mary Virginia Heinlein Stage in the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

FUN HOME (based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel)

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
directed by Christopher Grabowski
senior project members: Rahul Makwana '20, Henery Wyand '20
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
This production made possible through special arrangements with Samuel French, Inc.
Sponsored by The Joan Kostick-Andrews '52 Memorial fund for Musical Theater
Campus Guests Only - Reservations required
Reservations open November 19
Dec 5 8:00pm Dec 6 7:00pm and one matinee only on Dec 7at 3:00pm

Dec 5 at 8:00pm, Dec 6 at 7:00pm, Dec 7 at 3:00pm
Powerhouse Theater

the seagull

by Anton Chekhov in a new translation written by Sadie Frank '19*
Directed by Julian Corbett '19*
*Senior Project Members: Rachel Altemose '19, Nupur Balain '19, Julian Corbett '19, Ethan Fox '19, Sadie Frank '19, Allegra Kaufman '19, Katie Scibelli '19
we need new forms. if we can’t have them, it’s better to have nothing. summer heat. a dead bird. the struggle to make art. kostya puts on a play. the play goes a little wrong. his mother doesn’t like it. what’s it about? the girl from across the lake wants to be an actress. the famous writer just wants to go fishing. everybody wants to be somebody they’re not. nobody’s in love with the person they should be. Chekhov hid backstage at the premiere because no one understood his play. not much has changed.
Production run ended - was open to campus guests only.
7:30pm

April 4, 5, 6 2019
Powerhouse Theater

THE NORTHERN SKIES

An original musical written by Emily Drossell '19 and George Luton '19
Directed by Allison Breeze '19*
*Senior Project Members: Jacqui Anders '19, Allison Breeze '19, Emily Drossell '19, Raphe Gilliam '19, George Luton '19, , Lindsay Matheos '19,
An inventor and her colleague venture to the frozen wasteland at the top of the world to research the arctic circle’s prehistoric inhabitants, hoping that they may discover the secret to curing the epidemic that is plaguing their city. They convince an investor to join them and assemble a crew with tangled histories. Haunted by figures from their intertwining past, the members of this expedition wrestle with capital interest, scientific absolutism and spiritual fulfillment as they encounter both precious minerals and deadly plagues entrapped within the ice, and the northern lights shine overhead.
Open to the Public- Reservations Required - RESERVATIONS OPEN MARCH 27
8:00pm

April 11, 12, 13 2019
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

*a senior project in Drama