The Duchess of Malfi
Directed by Emily Hawkins
October 31st-November 3rd, Massman Theatre
Recipient of the Paul Allen Backer ISP Award
Love. Scandal. Revenge. John Webster's Jacobean revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi finds a widow in a position of power, ready to take charge of her fate. Ignoring her corrupt and greedy brother's warnings,she chooses to marry and incurs their wrath. What transpires are years of lying, deceit, and betrayal, culminating in a violent, bloody end. Follow the tale of our duchess where fate may be changed, but not avoided.
Directed by Claire Gershon
February 6th-9th, Massman Theatre
In 1980s England, Marlene is a woman who is willing to get to the top no matter what the cost. To celebrate her recent promotion, Marlene throws a dinner party, with several famous women from history, literature, and legend in attendance. Taking place at a revolutionary moment for a woman’s role in the workplace, Marlene is confronted with the realities of what it takes for a woman to reach the top, and all the sacrifices she has to make to be a top girl.
Directed by Abbey Harris
Music Directed by Nick Kasssoy
March 5-7th, Soundbite Studios
A musical song cycle about love, death and whiskey. A camera breaks and four friends drink in four interwoven narratives spanning several centuries: a warped fairy tale about two sisters, a treehouse astronomer, and a lazy evil bear; a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher; a purgatorial intermezzo about Scheherazade and the ghost of Thelonious Monk; and a contemporary fable about a subway murder.