• SPRING 2018

    A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES
    By Kate Benson
    Directed by Jonathan McCrory
    Friday 3/9/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 3/10/18 1:30 PM
    Thursday 3/15/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 3/17/18 7:30 PM
    The Repertory Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    Just when you thought the holidays were over: this play takes us back to lively dynamics of a large holiday gathering in November. Two sportscaster-style narrators weigh in on the low blows, the benchwarmers, and the full-court presses, leading up to a terrifying and unexpected photo finish. The New York Times called the 2014 production a “dizzyingly entertaining work.”

    ABIGAIL/1702
    By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
    Directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke
    Saturday 3/10/18 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 3/14/17 7:30 PM
    Friday 3/16/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 3/17/18 1:30 PM
    The Repertory Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    In this sequel to The Crucible, the girl who initiated the witch hysteria is working as a midwife and nurse ten years later. A powerful and thrilling play about a guilt-ridden woman’s quest for redemption. Can even the worst crimes be forgiven?

    ORESTES 2.0
    By Chuck Mee
    Based on Euripedes ORESTES
    SITI Group Project
    Directed by Gian-Murray Gianino
    Friday 3/16/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 3/17/18 1:30 PM
    Saturday 3/17/18 7:30 PM
    Thursday 3/22/18 7:30 PM
    Friday 3/23/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 3/24/18 1:30 PM
    Saturday 3/24/18 7:30 PM
    The Humanities Theatre, Humanities Building $20
     Euripides’ play takes place after the Trojan War; in Mee’s adaptation, set in our contemporary world, veterans return from the Trojan War to find that the disorder and nightmare of war has come home with them. In Mee’s signature collage style, this big, civic-minded work looks at the impossibility of homecoming, and a homeland in ruins.

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Chris McCann
    Friday 4/20/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 4/21/18 1:30 PM
    Saturday 4/21/18 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 4/25/18 7:30 PM
    Thursday 4/26/18 7:30 PM
    Friday 4/27/18 7:30 PM
    Saturday 4/28/18 1:30 PM
    Saturday 4/28/18 7:30 PM
    The Repertory Theater at The Performing Arts Center $20
    A mischievous fairy with a magic flower, an amateur actor transformed into an ass, two lovers running away from their unsympathetic parents all collide in a moonlit forest in one of the Bard’s most beloved and funniest comedies, the world’s greatest work of art on the madness of love.

    WORKING: THE MUSICAL
    Written By Studs Terkel    
    Adapted by Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso and Gordon Greenburg   
    Directed By David Gideon
    04/27/2018 @ 7:30p
    04/28/2018 @ 1:30p
    04/28/2018 @7:30p
    05/04/2018 @7:30p
    05/05/2018 @ 1:30p
    05/05/2018 @ 7:30p
    The Underground Theater at The Performing Arts Center FREE TO ALL
    Based on Studs Terkel’s interviews, Working portrays the average working American: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the homemaker.  Originally produced in 1978, Terkel’s view of the American landscape is still relevant in our contemporary era of income inequality.  New material added for the 2012 revival addresses aspects of 21st Century work life, such as outsourcing, technology, fast-food, caregiving and fundraising.  The music is by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and Lin Manuel Miranda.

  • FALL 2017

    Aliens
    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.

    CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC
    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.

    THE BACCHAE OF EURIPIDES
    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.