Theater

Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"

Tansill Theater

Friday 10/14/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 10/15/2016 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 10/16/2016 2 p.m.

Directed by David Jaffe

Ibsen's groundbreaking and disturbing play brings us one of the most challenging character in Western Drama, Hedda Gabler, and a closed circle of lovers, confidantes, and competitors. Trapped in a life she cannot bear, pressured by the roles that her culture expects her to fulfill, Hedda throws herself against the walls that limit her power and agency. "The play is to be about 'the insuperable' - the longing and striving to defy convention, to defy what people accept." wrote Ibsen. Our production will examine this work with fresh eyes, seeking to expose the connections between Ibsen's complex portrait of a struggling world, and our own.

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

Theater

William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"

Tansill Theater

Friday 11/18/2016 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 11/19/2016 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 11/20/2016 2 p.m.

Directed by Ken Prestininzi

Know thyself. Easier said than done. And if Love comes along and refuses every rule and foundation we have used to stand our ego upon? What then? In this fun and free-wheeling adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will, the Theater department looks at the great sea change love plays on our souls when we are washed bereft on the shores of an unknown country. And when we become confused, challenged, disordered, melancholy and giddy, what can we do but play on? Play on!

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

Theater

"The Cradle Will Rock"

Tansill Theater

Friday 3/3/2017 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 3/4/2017 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3/5/2017 2:00 p.m.

Music and Text by Mark Blitzstein
Directed by Ginny Anderson

Set in "Steeltown, USA," Marc Blitzstein's infamous musical offers an allegory of corruption and corporate greed. Musical styles leap from classical to jazz to pop and capture a story as satirical as it is uplighting and empowering. The legendary original production, directed by Orson Welles for the Federal Theater Project, was shut down by the WPA. But that night the determined company found a new theater: Blitzstein played piano, the actors performed from the audience, and a pivotal piece of theater history was born. A biting critique of unrestrained capitalism and income inequality, The Cradle Will Rock is as relevant today as it was in 1937.

Tickets: $12; Seniors: $8; Students: $8; Military: $8 (General Admission)

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Theater Capstone Festival

Thursday 4/27/2017 through Sunday 4/30/2017; Thursday 5/4/2017 and Friday 5/5/2017

The Department of Theater ends the year with our 4th Annual Theater Capstone Festival, a collective opportunity for our seniors to finish their college careers with a major creative project. We invite them to take risks, to deepen their work, to find their theatrical voices as actors, designers, directors, scholars, writers, or beyond.

The Festival this year will include a production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, directed by Lana Richards and featuring Emily Ultan; Solo Performances by Ashley Giordano and Brenna McLain, and special projects from Natalie Boles and Eva Murray. Please see www.conncoll.edu/theater-season for details.

Locations and times to be announced.

Free Admission (General Admission)