The Trojan Women
October 5th & 6th 2018
The play centers on Hecuba, the fallen queen of Troy, and her grief at the loss of her city and her family at the conclusion of the Trojan War. Her daughter, Cassandra, mourns the loss of her service as maiden priestess in the temple of Apollo and captivates the audience as the mysterious and frenzied priestess. She prophesies the future of Odysseus' long journey following the defeat of Troy and promises revenge in her hated marriage to Agamemnon. Andromache, Hecuba's daughter-in-law, offers a heart-rending scene as she shares with all the death of her son. Finally the beautiful, but much detested, Helen of Troy begs her wronged husband, Menelaus, to spare her life. Through dance the Greek chorus mirrors the sorrow of the loss of Troy. The Trojan Women is a wonderful complement to the study of classic literature, mythology, history and theater.
24 Hour Theatre Project
GRAVE Consequences; Another One BITES the Dust
November 3rd 2018
Annually, select senior students are given the opportunity to design and write their own original play together. Other students have acting or technical opportunities. Theatre Alumni are welcomed back to direct. Here's the catch- The whole Project, writing, producing, directing, acting, designing and building is completed in 24 hours. Then the play is showcased to the public promptly after!
Crimes of the Heart
January 11th & 12th 2019
Three sisters, each attempting to discover her own identity. They collectively deal with family problems and individual challenges. The bizarre yet believable characters in Henley’s Southern Gothic comedy struggle to deal with despair, loneliness, and failure. Black humor enables the sisters to find meaning and happiness in life, even if it is only momentary.
March 29th 2019
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at Harvard observatory in the early 1900s, she isn't allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.