PSC's Current Season
A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Emily Fockler '17
October 16-17 and 22-24, 2015 | Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Welcome to the city of Athens. By day, the gentile aristocrats rule, dance, and argue, and the lower class workers practice their stagecraft on their days off. But when the sun goes down, the city's other occupants emerge from the alleyways to flout the rules of love and toy with the mortals. All in good fun, of course. So enjoy your stay, but beware the midnight hour: you just might lose your head, but you will most definitely lose your heart.
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde | Directed by Rachel Wilson '16
December 10-12, 2015 | Wilson Blackbox
Featuring a cast of 9 actors, there is not one dull moment in this tale of two bachelors who capriciously create second lives in order to escape their obligations to society. Their escapism is increasingly exposed in the complications created by their two fiancées and their own frantic attempts to make everyone believe their lies. In a world where every line is a firecracker, everything real is fake, every sandwich is cucumber, and every man is Earnest, come join PSC for what is sure to be a delightfully sophisticated misadventure.
By Heiner Müller | Directed by TJ Smith '16
February 4-6, 2016 | Class of 1970 Theatre in Whitman
An explosive, uncompromising look at the dark underside of one of the foundational myths of Western civilization, Hamletmachine is a desperate search for identity in the wake of personal and societal trauma from which there is no recovery. As powerful today as when it was first performed, Hamletmachine is an essential piece of avant-garde theater for any time that is out of joint.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
By Long, Singer, and Winfield | Directed by Jackie Thorbjornson '19
April 21-24, 2016 | Wilson Blackbox
Join us on a magical journey through space and time in the Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged). Witness Capulets fighting Montagues, fairies wreaking havoc, friends turned foes, foes turned lovers, lovers turned donkeys, cooking shows, high fives, men becoming women becoming men becoming women becoming bears, sock ghosts, footballgamestreacherydrinkingcryingsingingcussingnuditykissingsexvomitvomitvomitvomit. We promise you won't mistake this for theater!
Love's Labour's Lost
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Aidan Gray '18
Reunions, May 26-28, 2016
Welcome to Navarre’s court, a princely castle where people go to dedicate themselves to uninterrupted study; a place filled with pretentious schoolteachers, young aristocrats, foreign exchange students, and lots of romance. That's right, Shakespeare wrote a play about Prineton. Well, maybe not, but his satire of university life is as bitingly funny now as it was four hundred years ago. So come and register for classes Navarre University—there are no finals, but there is an Act V Scene II!