2009-2010 Season

The 2009-2010 season consisted of:

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
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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!
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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.

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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

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Black Box Productions
Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Bess Rowan ‘09
March 19, 20, 21

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The Altruists by Nicky Silver
Directed by Alex Thompson '10
December 4 & 5 -- 8:00p.m.

December 6 -- 1:00p.m.

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Student Directed One-Acts
April 30, May 1 & 2