2009-10 Events & Productions
Women in Theatre: Issues for the 21st Century
A conference designed to explore the status of women in theater and discuss the recent research to understand the relationships among gender disparity, racial discrimination, and other forms of exclusion at play in the field and in other avenues of the profession, such as direction and artistic leadership in regional theaters.
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue
In June 2008, members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed in the ten years since Matthew Shepard's murder. What they found defied their expectations. The result is a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American Town.
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett tells the story of Winnie, an image of faded beauty, buried up to her waist in sand and rubble - an eternal optimist facing the harsh realities of life with a smile, endless chatter and an enduring cheerfulness.
Neil LaBute's Bash
Seniors Laura Breckenridge '10 and Adam Zivkovic '10 appear in a Lewis Center senior thesis production of two one-acts by Neil LaBute – Iphigenia in Orem and Medea Redux.
Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetics specialist, and Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl he wagers he can pass off as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper-class accent.
Steven Dietz's God's Country
Directed by Dominique Salerno and featuring Paul Miller, God's Country is a harrowing look at the religious, political and cultural convictions that fueled The Order’s violent crimes.
Zach & Willie
Zach & Willie, a night of long-form improv featuring Zach Zimmerman '10 and Willie Myers '11.
Other People's Houses (and the Stuff Inside)
Other People's Houses examines a day in the life of retired widower Stuart Hobbes and his teenage son shortly after they've moved into a generic housing development just outside of Des Moines, Iowa.
Anna Deavere Smith's Fires in the Mirror
August 1991. Crown Heights Brooklyn. A car in a rabbi’s motorcade goes out of control and kills a Black boy. In retaliation, a Jewish student is slain by Blacks. Riots and upheaval shake both communities, and New York itself.
ALICE: A New Play inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
A puppet show gone wrong catapults 21 year-old Alice into a modern-day Wonderland where queens rule, babies drool and a little dancing never hurt anyone, generally speaking.
An Evening of Enchantment: Table's Clear, Krazy Kat and The Toy Box
Featuring world premieres of three dance pieces: Claude Debussy's The Toy Box (1913), John Alden Carpenter's Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime (1921) and Paul Lansky's Table’s Clear (1990)
A new work of tanztheater inspired by the lives of the author Pilar Castro Kiltz '10, and her cast; with original music by Vince di Mura. In collaboration with the Program in Dance.
Eric Overmyer's On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning
In Overmyer's fantastical comedy, three Victorian lady travelers set out into the unexplored wilderness of Terra Incognita, boldly going where no man — or woman — has gone before.