• FALL 2017

    By Annie Baker
    Directed by Alex Correia
    Sunday 10/1/17 1:30 PM
    Tuesday 10/3/17 7:30 PM
    Thursday 10/5/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/7/17 6:00 PM
    The Humanities Theatre in the Durst Humanities Building $20
    A funny and moving portrait of three small town dreamers with artistic ambitions that expands into a profound meditation on the meaning of friendship and human connection.

    The Maids
    By Jean Genet
    Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton
    Directed by David Bassuk
    Sunday 10/1/17 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 10/4/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 10/6/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/7/17 Noon
    The Humanities Theatre in the Durst Humanities Building $20
    Two servants plot the murder of their mistress in this classic play about the intoxication of power and role-playing as practice for revolution. Genet’s masterpiece is considered one of the greatest plays of the last century.

    Blacktop Sky
    By Christina Anderson
    Directed by Maggie Surovell
    Sunday 10/1/17 1:30 PM
    Tuesday 10/3/17 7:30 PM
    Thursday 10/5/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/7/17 8:00 PM
    The Underground Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    A young black woman befriends a young black homeless man, and their complex relationship threatens her middle class fiancée. A stunning drama of the societal forces that pull us apart and the irrational passions beyond our control.

    The Antigone Project
    By Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich
    Directed by Bonnie Metzgar
    Sunday 10/01/17 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 10/04/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 10/06/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/07/17 2:30 PM
    The Underground Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    Five short plays by five of the best playwrights working today reimagine the Antigone myth as contemporary, poetic visions. Ranging from comic to shocking, these beautiful playlets unearth the ancient and universal in our present day world.

    The Crucible
    By Arthur Miller
    Directed by Jessi Hill
    Friday 10/20/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/21/17 1:30 PM
    Saturday 10/21/17 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 10/25/17 10:00 AM
    Thursday 10/26/17 10:00 AM
    Thursday 10/26/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 10/27/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 10/28/17 7:30 PM
    PepsiCo Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    Salem, 1692. A group of girls accuse their fellow townspeople of witchcraft, and innocent men and women must choose to confess or hang. What happens when a government is disposed to believe in lies? Miller’s mid-century masterwork could not be more timely.

    By Claudia Rankine
    Adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs
    Directed by Whitney White
    Friday 11/3/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 11/4/17 1:30 PM
    Saturday 11/4/17 7:30 PM
    Thursday 11/9/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 11/10/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 11/10/17 10:00 PM
    Saturday 11/11/17 1:30 PM
    Saturday 11/11/17 7:30 PM
    The Humanities Theatre in the Durst Humanities Building $20
    After having Rankine as a forceful presence on our campus as the Durst Lecturer in 16-17, many will be familiar with her CITIZEN, an intensely provocative and unapologetic rumination on racial aggression in America. From the shooting of Trayvon Martin, to the tennis career of Serena Williams, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Citizen powerfully explores life in the face of unrelenting and pervasive acts of injustice, whether they are political affronts on the global stage or passing slurs at the local supermarket.

    By Wole Soyinka
    Directed by A. Dean Irby
    Friday 12/1/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 12/2/17 1:30 PM
    Saturday 12/2/17 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 12/6/17 7:30 PM
    Thursday 12/7/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 12/8/17 7:30 PM
    Saturday 12/9/17 1:30 PM
    Saturday 12/9/17 7:30 PM
    The Repertory Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    Nigerian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Soyinka’s adaptation of the most tragic of Greek plays tells the story of the god Dionysus’s revenge on a king who disrespects him. Less solemn and in more modern language than other translations, Soyinka’s version highlights political themes like distrust of foreigners and the dangers of tyrannical leadership.