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Three Big Drama Department Shows

Wondering about upcoming drama performances at Vassar for the fall-winter season? Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, translated by Paul Schmidt and directed by Associate Professor of Drama Christopher Grabowski, will be performed at the Powerhouse Theater November 20–22 at 8 pm. Two student productions are also slated for the stage: Michael John LaChiusa’s First Lady Suite features singing versions of a variety of First Ladies and will be directed by Caitlin Crisp ’09 (pictured) as her senior project. This production is made possible by the Joan Kostick Andrews ’52 Fund and will be shown November 6–8. Directing the show “has been a great experience,” Crisp says. “The drama faculty have been really supportive and helpful,” she adds, “which has made this production a lot less overwhelming than it could have been.” The second student project, Caryl Churchill’s Skriker, directed by Nate Silver ’10, portrays an alternate universe where London is haunted by gremlins. The show is made possible by the E.J. Safirstein ’83 Memorial Fund and will be performed December 4–6 at 8 pm at the Martel Theater’s Heinlein Stage. For more information, including how to get tickets, please contact the box office at or telephone 845.437.5584 or 5599.

November 2008

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