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Productions


Since its founding in 1966, the Department of Drama has produced 371 productions of 381 plays. First under founder and professor Timothy Maloney, the productions continued under chairs Dale Daigle and Michele Volansky. You can view a full list of the productions here — how many do YOU know?

Recent Productions

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    The Bacchae 2.1  by Charles L. Mee
    October 17 @ 11:59 PM
    October 18 @ 12:00 PM & 11:59 PM
    outside the Casey Swim Center
    A Senior Directing Thesis by Patrick Derrickson

    The Bacchae 2.1by Chuck Mee —an updated version of The Bacchae by Euripides—is a steamy, visceral spectacle respite with drag queens, drag kings, girls rubbing each other with oil, and men discussing domination. Watch the heterosexual climax of the play featuring a mother and son with one ending up dead! Talk about bloodcurdling…

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    Old Times by Harold Pinter





    October 2 & 3 @ 7:30 PM

    October 4 @ 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

    October 5 @ 2:00 PM





    In Tawes Theatre

    Directed by Professor Brendon Fox

    How well can you trust your significant other? Your best friend? Your own memory of the past? Kate and Deeley’s marriage is on shaky ground, and when Kate’s glamorous best friend Anna shows up the liquor flows and secrets of their past get revealed. Old Times shows us the sexy, mysterious tug-of-war between husband and best friend for the body and soul of Kate.

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    Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

    Directed by Professor Brendon Fox

    April 16 - 18, 2014 at 8pm
    April 19 at 1:30pm

    Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Students FREE, General Admission $5



    Arcadia takes us back and forth between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ranging over the nature of truth and time, the difference between the Classical and the Romantic temperament, and the disruptive influence of sex on our orbits in life. Focusing on the mysteries—romantic, scientific, literary—that engage the minds and hearts of characters whose passions and lives intersect across scientific planes and centuries, it is “Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and … emotion. Exhilarating.” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).





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    La Bête by David Hirson

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Phaedra Scott

    April 11 & April 12, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    Bachelorette by Leslye Headland

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Alexandra P. Sparco

    April 4 & April 5, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Melody Bishop ’15 (Gena)
    Kristen Barnes ’17 (Katie)
    MacKenzie Turnbull ’15 (Regan)
    Devin Taylor ’17 (Jeff)
    Nick Coviello ’16 (Joe)
    Marley Kabin ’15 (Becky)

    Artistic Team:
    Alexandra P. Sparco ’14 (Director/Costume Designer)
    Patrick Derrickson ’15 (Stage Manager)
    David Katz (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Scenic Designer)
    Charlotte Cugnini ’16 (Lighting Designer)
    Andrew Wink ’17 (Sound Designer)
    Amanda Klute ’16 (Props Master)

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    DNA
    DNA by Dennis Kelly

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Zach Weidner

    March 28 & March 29, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Nick Anstett ’16 (Mark)
    Grace O’Connor ’16 (Jan)
    Kaitlyn Fowler ’16 (Leah)
    Nicholas R. Glazewski ’15 (Phil)
    Justine Garrin ’15 (Lou)
    Dana Panczenko ’14 (Jenn Tate)
    Kelly Haswell ’15 (Dani)
    Sean A. Syme ’16 (Richard)
    Jesse Sengstacke ’16 (Cathy)
    Carissa Marcelle ’14 (BreAnn)
    Emily Klein ’16 (Girl)

    Artistic Team:
    Zach Weidner ’14 (Director)
    Nicholas O’Meally ’15 (Stage Manager)
    Alex Foxwell ’16 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Amanda Boyer ’14 (Scenic Designer)
    Joe Samuels ’15 (Lighting Designer)
    Reilly D. Cox ’16 (Props Designer/Dramaturg)
    Fritz McGlynn ’17 (Costume Designer)

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Kristen Hammond

    March 21 & March 22, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph

    A Senior Directing Thesis by Mike Liberto

    February 28 & March 1, 2014
    8 p.m.• Tawes Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

    Cast:
    Rachel Dilliplane ’15 (Kayleen)
    Nicholas Staub ’15 (Doug)

    Artistic Team:
    Mike Liberto ’14 (Director)
    Amanda Klute ’16 (Stage Manager)
    Victoria Venable ’17 (Assistant Stage Manager)
    Sam Bitzelberger ’14 (Scenic Designer)
    Matt Ridge ’15 (Lighting Designer)
    Obella Obbo ’14 and Todd Cooley ’15 (Sound Designers)
    Mike Liberto ’14 (Costume Designer)
    Leslie Rothstein ’16 (Makeup Designer)
    Francesca DiPaula ’15 (Movement Consultant)

    Photos by Paul W. Gillespie - pwgphoto.com
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    A part of a week-long residency sponsored by the C.V. Starr Center and the Department of Drama, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret held three free performances of Wide Awake in Decker Theatre.

    The Bearded Ladies present
    Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret

    January 30, January 31 & February 1, 2014
    7:30 p.m.• Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts

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