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Uncommon Women and Others

Tansill Theater

Friday, Oct 6, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8

Precisely 40 years ago, this first play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein spoke to a generation, and introduced theatergoers to Glenn Close and Meryl Streep, among others. The action flips between a reunion of close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College and their senior year, six years prior. This play invites us to look at Connecticut College’s own past, and to discover, for better and worse, what has changed, and what remains.

Directed by David Jaffe.

Tickets: $15; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

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bobrauschenbergamerica

Tansill Theater

Friday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m.

By Charles L. Mee

Directed by Kimberly Senior

A wild road trip through our American landscape—in a play made as one of America’s greatest artists, Robert
Rauschenberg, might have conceived it if he had been a playwright instead of a painter: a collage of people and places and music
and dancing, of love stories and picnics and business schemes and shootings and chicken jokes and golfing, and of the sheer exhilaration of living in a country where people make up their lives as they go.

Tickets: $15; Seniors: $6; Students: $6; Military: $6 (General Admission)

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Spring Awakening

Palmer Auditorium

Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 3, 2p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.

Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Leora Morris, Guest Director
Music director Robert Frost
Choreography by David Dorfman

An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through a groundbreaking Broadway score. Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll.

Tickets: $18; Seniors: $8; Students: $8; Military: $8 (General Admission)

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Theater Capstone Festival

Locations and times to be announced.

Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29; Thursday, May 3, and Friday May 4, 2018

The Department of Theater ends the year with our 5th 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.

 

Free Admission

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firefly/a foreigner's tale: A capstone in playwriting by Misao McGregor

Tansill Theater

04/26/2018

“A firefly that flies too far and burns too bright.” These are the words to describe a generational line of women whose spirits are forced to be contained by their political surroundings. As Hotaru looks back on her life, confronting her time in the Japanese internment camps, her granddaughter, Chiyako, looks forward to her future, unsure of how to proceed in a way that will both fulfill her own desires and live up to the sacrifices her family has made for her. In this new play, inherited experience ties these two generations together as they fight for the freedom to love while inhabiting a skin they can’t escape. 

Free Admission

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"The Nether" a play by Jennifer Haley

Tansill Theater

Friday, 04/27/2018 7:30

A play by Jennifer Haley. A Capstone in Directing by Jason Karos. A Capstone in Production/Media Design by Rebecca Brill Weitz. 

We can begin where our bodies end; images-ideas-can create reality. In Jennifer Haley's The Nether, friction between the real world and the virtual world of "The Nether" culminates when Detective Morris investigates into a special realm called "The Hideaway." Slowly, Detective Morris and the residents of “The Hideaway” are forced to come to terms with all of what makes them who they are.

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"In the Spotlight," a Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza

Tansill Theater

Saturday, 04/28/2018

A Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza. A Capstone in Acting by Lizzy Moreno. A Capstone in Acting by Dara Pohl Feldman.

What happens when power is abused and the lines are blurred? "In the Spotlight" is an original play based on the mental, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the artistic director at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago in 2016. Follow Maya and Violet as they both navigate exploitation and realize the power of female friendship. In an age fraught with confusion and pain, this play attempts to answer questions like how do we hold perpetrators accountable, how do we move on, and how do we reclaim our power?

Free Admission

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"The Nether" a play by Jennifer Haley

Tansill Theater

Sunday, 04/29/2018

A play by Jennifer Haley. A Capstone in Directing by Jason Karos. A Capstone in Production/Media Design by Rebecca Brill Weitz. 

We can begin where our bodies end; images-ideas-can create reality. In Jennifer Haley's The Nether, friction between the real world and the virtual world of "The Nether" culminates when Detective Morris investigates into a special realm called "The Hideaway." Slowly, Detective Morris and the residents of “The Hideaway” are forced to come to terms with all of what makes them who they are.

Free Admission

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"In the Spotlight," a Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza

Tansill Theater

Sunday, 04/29/2018

A Capstone in Playwriting by Lindsey Ruzza. A Capstone in Acting by Lizzy Moreno. A Capstone in Acting by Dara Pohl Feldman.

What happens when power is abused and the lines are blurred? "In the Spotlight" is an original play based on the mental, physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by the artistic director at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago in 2016. Follow Maya and Violet as they both navigate exploitation and realize the power of female friendship. In an age fraught with confusion and pain, this play attempts to answer questions like how do we hold perpetrators accountable, how do we move on, and how do we reclaim our power?

Free Admission

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"in the ribs," a Punk-Ass Capstone in Devised Theater

Tansill Theater

Thursday, 05/03/2018

A Punk-Ass Capstone in Devised Theater. Created and Performed by Catherine Healey, Gabrielle Schlein, and Katie Soricelli.

we are three new born punk ROCKERS//we are here to draw inspiration from the Riot Grrrl movement//we are here to increase the representation of women in rock music//women on stage//and everything in between//we are here to collaborate without hierarchy//we are here as an ensemble//exploring unconventional forms of storytelling//we are here to scream//to comment//to scream our comments// and we are not your grrrls.

Free Admission

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"in the ribs," a Punk-Ass Capstone in Devised Theater

Tansill Theater

Friday 05/04/2018

A Punk-Ass Capstone in Devised Theater. Created and Performed by Catherine Healey, Gabrielle Schlein, and Katie Soricelli.

we are three new born punk ROCKERS//we are here to draw inspiration from the Riot Grrrl movement//we are here to increase the representation of women in rock music//women on stage//and everything in between//we are here to collaborate without hierarchy//we are here as an ensemble//exploring unconventional forms of storytelling//we are here to scream//to comment//to scream our comments// and we are not your grrrls.

Free Admission