2014-2015 Main Stage Season



DETROIT 

By Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Ginny Anderson

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. The quintessential American backyard party turns quickly into something more dangerous — and filled with potential. Lisa D’Amour has written a darkly comic portrait of post-recession America in this 2011 Pulitzer-Prize-nominated play.

Friday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.
Tansill Theater
Tickets: $12; Students: $6

INFORMATION FOR FOREIGNERS

by Griselda Gambaro
Directed by Steve Luber

“Information for Foreigners,” written at the outset of Argentina’s Dirty Wars in the 1970s, is a site-specific tour that leads the audience through a series of harrowing scenes that blur the line between neighbor and enemy, government and mob, even audience and performers. How much do you really want to know?

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 22, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
33 Gallows Lane
Tickets: $12; Students: $6

VIOLET

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim"
by Doris Betts
directed by Ken Prestininzi

Produced in collaboration with the Department of Music, "Violet" tells the story of a scarred young woman who feels ostracized and alone in 1964. Refusing self-pity, she sets out on a long bus trip to command God’s intervention through the "miracle" powers of a TV evangelist and meets two young soldiers, one white and one black. All three have their understanding of self and otherness challenged as Violet learns to celebrate new definitions of love and beauty.

Friday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 1, 2 p.m.
Tansill Theater
Tickets: $15; Students: $8

SENIOR CAPSTONES FESTIVAL

Friday, Apr. 24 & Saturday, Apr. 25; Thursday, Apr. 30 & Friday, May 1
Times TBD
Tansill Theater
Free Admission

Gruesome Playground Injuries
by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Madison Winey ’15 featuring Terilyn Eisenhauer '15

Staged Readings: A musical adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s comic novel "Election"
Composed and written by Andrew Marco '15 
An original play, written by Leila Teitelman ’15

The festival will be produced by Christophe Desorbay '15

Contact Information:
Phone:
860-439-2605
Fax:
860-439-2595
Email Donna Holman, Administrative Asssitant 
dthol@conncoll.edu 

Department of Theater
Connecticut College
Palmer Auditorium
Box 5512
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196