Performances

2017-2018 SEASON  

BOX OFFICE 

Our Lady of Kibeho

By Katori Hall

In 1981, a village girl in Rwanda claims to see the Virgin Mary. She is denounced by her superiors and ostracized by her schoolmates—until impossible happenings begin to appear to all. Skepticism gives way to fear, causing upheaval in the school community and beyond. Based on real events, Our Lady of Kibeho is an exploration of faith, doubt, and the power and consequences of both.

October 5–8, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

DANCEVENT

Presented by Orchesis Modern Dance Company

A concert of original choreography by Dance faculty members performed by faculty, the Orchesis Modern Dance Company and guest artists.

October 26–29, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

Noises Off

By Michael Frayn

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

November 30–December 3, 2017
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

Metamorphoses

By Mary Zimmerman

Called by Time the "theater event of the year," Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses brings Ovid's tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change. Nominated for three 2002 Tony Awards, including "Best Play," Metamorphoses earned Zimmerman a Tony for "Best Direction of a Play."

February 22–25, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 

7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

An Evening of Dance

Presented by Orchesis Modern Dance Company

A concert in which students explore and develop original choreography performed by their peers in the Orchesis Modern Dance Company, under the mentorship of Dance faculty.

March 22–25, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s Chicago and based on real-life murders and trials, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy and lustful superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight-- though instead of onstage, they’re mugging for the flashbulb of the newspaper reporters. With catchy, sexy music and timeless lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a funny, intelligent, and utterly engaging book by Kander and Bob Fosse, Chicago is a musical spectacular that is as addictive as gossip rags and as unforgettable as any trial of the century.

April 19–22, 2018
Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall 
7:30pm, Thursday–Saturday
2:00pm, Sunday
Tickets on sale September 5! 

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SECOND SEASON

 A season of plays directed by students, including original works by student playwrights, which are typically presented in the Studio and Lab theatres. Student directed plays range from workshop presentations by beginning directors to full length productions by selected seniors.