The 2009-2010 season consisted of:
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN by Eugene O’Neill
Directed by Pam Pepper
September 25, 26, 30, October 1, 2 (8:00 p.m.)
September 27 (2:00 p.m.)
A unique blend of comedy, tragedy, autobiography and imagination and one of the great plays of the 20th Century, A Moon for the Misbegotten plumbs the depths of the human spirit, locating its beauty in a single, unadulterated moment with tremendous redemptive power. A sequel to his autobiographical Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill’s last completed play has been hailed as, “Uncommonly beautiful and the finest love story in American dramatic literature.” - NY Daily News “A beautiful play, possibly O’Neill’s best.” - Walter Kerr, The New York Times
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kashi Johnson and Augustine Ripa
November 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 (8:00p.m.)
November 8 (2:00 p.m.)
Virginia M. and Bernard R. Hale ’30 Production
Misplaced love. Mistaken Identity. Cross Dressing & Disguise—Sound like your house? Join us as we bring to vivid life Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of gender-bending identity, romance, and mockery of the pompous. Let the liberating spirit of the Lord of Misrule guide you to the mirth you deserve!
SEASCAPE by Edward Albee
Allison Targoff ‘10
February 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 (8:00 p.m.)
February 21 (2:00 p.m.)
Edward Albee’s 1975 Pulitzer-winning meditation on evolution and mortality – called a “philosophical whimsy” by New York theatre critic, Harold Clurman. A soon-to-be-retired couple on a holiday at the beach, look to their future: Nancy craves new adventure; Charlie really wants just to retire. They are joined by Sarah and Leslie, two English-speaking lizards grappling with the idea of life out of water. This humorous, provocative and engaging fantasy will linger in the heart and the mind long after the curtain falls.
NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn
Christopher M. Bohan ’94, Wolfston Guest Artist
April 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 (8:00 p.m.)
April 11 (2:00 p.m.)
Noises Off is an outrageously funny look at the love, lies, and deceit that take place behind the scenes as a group of ridiculously inept stage actors rehearse a Broadway-bound play. Just when members of this chaotic cast finally get their performances right, everything starts going wrong. "As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever."—New York Magazine "The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy ... A spectacularly funny ... peerless backstage farce ... “This dizzy, well-known romp ... is a festival of delirium."—The New York Times
Black Box Productions
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Bess Rowan ‘09
March 19, 20, 21
The Altruists by Nicky Silver
Directed by Alex Thompson '10
December 4 & 5 -- 8:00p.m.
December 6 -- 1:00p.m.
Student Directed One-Acts
April 30, May 1 & 2