The Phoenix

By: Charlotte Weber '16

Advising Faculty: Kenneth Prestininzi

A new play by Charlotte Weber ‘16; with capstone costume design by Summer Irving ‘16.
Featuring capstone acting performance by Brittany Baltay ‘16, and directed by Mary McWilliams ‘17.

The Phoenix is a new play that explores the turbulence of human relationships at the end of the American Revolutionary War. It explores family dynamics, sexuality and personal identity. Throughout The Phoenix, the characters’ relationships continue to shift while the norms and expectations begin to deviate as well. It soon becomes clear that mundane and revolutionary appearances are not always what they seem to be, and a suppressed and evocative narrative lives just beneath the surface. An underlying love, lust and yearning charges towards the forefront of this unpredictable yet utterly human story, bending our stereotypical view of the Revolutionary War. 


Related Fields: Theater