2022-2023 Main Stage Season


Fall 2022

"Enough Destructions": Ukrainian Theater for Young Audiences

By Liudmyla Tymoshenko & Maryna Smilyanets
Translated by Olga Drobotai and Alex Borovenskiy
Edited by John Freedman

Directed by Ginny Anderson

Athey Center, Palmer Auditorium
October 7, 4:30 pm
October 9 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

East Lyme Public Library
October 8
11:00 am

Niantic Children’s Museum
October 8
12:30 pm and 2:00 pm

Students taking part in this special project will create theater for young audiences in our community, partnering with a global network of theater artists through the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings initiative. Together we commit to producing theater written by Ukrainian artists, directly supporting the citizens of Ukraine.

“I have a dream to return to the theater again and to all its processes. I have a strong desire to create because there are already enough destructions, both in our souls and in our country. So, don’t lose the person within yourself.”

- Kiryl Bascovskiy, actor
Kiev National Academic Operetta’s Theater


"The Moors"

Tansill Theater, Hillyer Hall
Friday, November 18 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2:00 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm

by Jen Silverman
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi

A very funny and dark comedy about living in a big isolated house filled with hidden lusts and rage in the unnerving Yorkshire moors. Upon the arrival of an unsuspecting young woman answering a job advertisement, the household’s two sisters, along with a maid, dog and forlorn moor-hen, begin to unravel in this strange mash-up world of desire, identity and rivalry. The Moors is an edgy contemporary play that pushes Victorian tropes to such extreme limits that even the Brontë sisters would gasp and tremble at its moxie and daring!

Themes of desire, domination and violence are imagined. You have been warned!

“The Moors” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.


Spring 2023

"Into the Woods"

Athey Center, Palmer Auditorium
Friday, March 3, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2:00 pm

Director Carol Linnea Johnson
Music Director Bill Thomas
Associate Music Director Scott Murphy

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

The overlapping stories of this Tony award winning musical include a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. Curses and wishes lead to unintended consequences in a musical about growing up and navigating unavoidable disappointment along with wanted happiness. Sondheim’s nuanced brilliance in lyric writing and musical characterization returns to Connecticut College.


Theater Capstone Festival

Tansill Theater, Hillyer Hall
Original works by Wylie McCann ‘23 and Wood-May Joseph ‘23
Friday, April 28
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30

The Theater Capstone Festival is a collective opportunity for seniors to finish their college theater careers with a major creative project. We invite them to take risks, to deepen their work, and to find their voices as artists and scholars.