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2014 Fall


by Bryony Lavery
directed by Emma Matters '15
Not open to the public - limited seating
The Streep Studio
a senior project
Stockholm, by Bryony Lavery, depicts a day behind the closed doors of seemingly “normal” couple Todd and Kali. Throughout the play, the audience becomes privy to darker truths of their relationship as the lines between love and possession and passion and violence start to deteriorate. Stockholm examines behaviors and emotions the audience might well identify with, and questions where the line between normal and dangerous lies, if one even exists.
presented with special arrangements with ICM partners

October 2-4 at 8:00pm and October 4 matinee at 2:00pm
Streep Studio, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

[m] an original play

An ensemble devised senior project
not open to the public - limited seating
The Mary VIrginia Heinlein Stage (in the Martel Theater)
an ensemble senior project
[m] is an ensemble theatre piece that interrogates constructions of gender and sanity in art. We attempt to "dislike, dislocate, disembody, deconstruct, derail, derange, and deform" the man-made archetypes of women through the juxtaposition of contemporary feminist and queer voices. As a devised piece, the ensemble will build [m] throughout the semester by collaging a variety of sources and artistic mediums.
This production is sponsored in part by the E.J. Safirstein '83 Memorial Fund

October 30-31 and November 1 at 8:00 pm
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film


directed by Genevieve Fowler '15
not open to the public - limited seating
a senior project
Here Lies the Water/Here Stands the Man is a pièce de théâtre on the topic of an exploration of a post postmodern re-reading of a dramatical bildungsroman analyzing the psychological trials of a melancholy adolescent female inhabiting a pseudo-Medieval/ quasi-Elizabethan paradigm vis-à-vis a neo-Pagan and proto-Marxian dialectical framework. Also: magic tricks, bathtubs, and dirt.
November 13-15 at 8:00pm
The Powerhouse Theater

November 13-15 at 8:00pm
Powerhouse Theater

ACCOUNTED FOR NINE-ELEVEN an original play reading

written by Joe Capotorto '15
not open to the public - limited seating
The Powerhouse Theater
a senior project
'Accounted for Nine-Eleven' delves into the harrowing memories of six fictional characters - all inspired by true stories - as they recount, through monologues, their respective experiences on the morning of September 11th, 2001. The play inevitably focuses on emotion, loss, survival, and, most importantly, the uncanny ability of mankind to forget differences, embrace similarities, and come together in times when we least expect it.
a reading

November 21 at 8:00pm
Powerhouse Theater


by Tom Stoppard
directed by Christopher Grabowski
Open to the public - Mainstage production
Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. the play focuses on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries.
Presented with special permission from Samuel French, Inc.

December 4-6 at 7:00pm
Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

HUBCRAWL a musical workshop

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An Original Musical by Ethan Slater '14 and Evan Schlaich '14
Sponsored by the Joan Kostick Andrews '52 Fund for Musical Theater

HubCrawl, an original musical by Ethan Slater ’14 and Evan Schlaich ’14, explores the creation and confirmation of identity in the Always On generation. Three online friends set out to create a video game for money, permanence, and artistic fulfillment, only to find themselves pawns in a greater game. They explore the boundaries of love and friendship in a world where reality is fluid, hedgehogs fly, and everyone gets a second chance.
Feb 2014

Powerhouse Theater

senior project *

Passion Play

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By Sarah Ruhl. Director Justin Myhre '14*
Sponsored by the E.J. Safirstein '83 Memorial Fund
March 2014
rom playwright Sarah Ruhl comes an epic, yet decidedly intimate, cycle-play that dramatizes the annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different communities: Elizabethan England, Nazi Germany, and rural South Dakota between the Vietnam War and Reagan's presidency. Exploring the nexus of art, politics, and religion, Ruhl brings her characteristic lyricism to a tale that spans centuries, as her characters find their identities called into question by the Biblical roles they assume.

Powerhouse Theater

Servant of Two Masters

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by Carlo Goldoni. Guest Director Maria Vail. Assistant Director Cat Ramirez '14*
Servant of Two Masters is a comedy by the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni written in 1743. Goldoni originally wrote the play at the request of actor Antonio Sacco, one of the great Truffaldinos in history. His earliest drafts had large sections that were reserved for improvisation, but he revised it in 1753 in the version that exists today.
April 2014

Powerhouse Theater