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Friday, October 20, 7pm Passage By Christopher Chen Directed by Saheem Ali
A riff on A Passage to India, E.M. Forster's eerily prescient 1924 novel on the British occupation of India, Passage recasts the novel as a minimalist contemporary fable on the clash of two imagined cultures, creating an ominous meditation on perception, prejudice, and power.
Saturday, October 21, 7pm Poor Edward By Jonathan Payne Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Opal and Eddie are together. She'd call it survival, he'd call it penance. As night descends around their hovel, they grapple to find a way to forge a new life. Inspired by the destruction of a homeless community in San Jose, California, Poor Edward tells a darkly theatrical story of intimacy and survival, and the seductive power of hope.
Sunday, October 22, 3pm All the Roads Home By Jen Silverman Directed by Lee Sunday Evans
Three generations of headstrong women must discover the threads of unspoken secrets, shared dreams, and unflinching determination that bind them together. A funny, poignant play with live music about legacy, sacrifice, and fighting for your dreams.
A wild hellhound prowls the moors of Devonshire, dispatching the male heirs of the Baskerville line one by one. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To solve it, he and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. Baskerville is a fast-paced and joyful comedy teeming with theatrical inventiveness. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be!
Brilliant young men from rival yeshivas, Reuven and Danny first meet on a baseball diamond. When Danny fells Reuven with a line drive in the heat of competition, the two boys start a tentative and unique friendship. Growing up in the shadows of imposing and impressive fathers, the young men question their places in the world. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brooklyn and the specter of war, Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's award-winning novel is a story of fathers and sons, tradition, modernity, and the difficult choices one must make to achieve understanding.
A small Norwegian town is banking on its medicinal baths to bring prosperity. But its economic growth and moral health are threatened when Dr. Thomas Stockmann uncovers a toxic secret that pits him against his brother, Mayor Peter Stockmann. In Henrik Ibsen's thrilling political masterpiece, a family in power struggles over its obligations to one another and to society: Who is the enemy of the people, and who is their benefactor?
In the astonishing first installment of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks' American Odyssey, set during the Civil War, Hero is offered his freedom from slavery in exchange for joining his master in the ranks of the Confederacy. Father Comes Home From the Wars is an epic new work filled with music, wit, and lyricism.
With breakneck speed and endless invention, Field Guide skates through one of the greatest — and longest! — novels ever written: The Brothers Karamazov. Rude Mechs takes a page (or several hundred) from Fyodor Dostoevsky's powerful meditation on faith, meaning, and morality and mischievously adds standup comedy, pop music dance numbers, a cardboard bear, and a talking bird to it.
Eleanor Bannister, a retired schoolteacher, lives a sleepy life in tiny Groverdell, Texas. She's taught almost everyone in town. She even has her own shelf at the town library — "Miss Bannister Recommends." She is, in a word, orderly. That is, until one night, when walking alone barefoot through the brambles, she encounters Abel Brown, a mysterious drifter. He's been wandering around town, looking for houses to fix and, rumor has it, widows to talk to. He may just be a drifter, but despite their obvious differences, Abel and Eleanor find themselves drawn to each other. This beautiful new romance by Matthew Barber, the Tony Award-nominated author of Enchanted April, shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and in the unlikeliest of ways.
A standing double date in Damascus quickly escalates into farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But as civil war rages outside, nothing is really what it seems to be. Kiss is a politically charged and emotionally resonant exploration of what gets lost in translation: the unfathomable human toll taken on a nation in chaos.
Chicago's South Side, the 1930s. Bigger Thomas struggles to find a place for himself in a world whose prejudice has shut him out. After taking a job in a wealthy white man's house, he unwittingly unleashes a series of events that violently and irrevocably seals his fate. Native Son is an unforgettable theatrical experience that captures the power of Richard Wright's iconic novel about oppression, freedom, and justice.
A college student hides behind dark glasses, a baseball cap pulled low, and writings that disturb and provoke. Is he just venting, or is he really troubled? Gina, his writing professor, is the only one willing to get close, to try to understand what he's going through. But at what peril to herself? The newest play from Obie Award-winning playwright Julia Cho is a thrilling ride through the psyches of two people learning to empathize with one another.
Can love survive all? Shakespeare's most famous play transcends time and generations to tell the story of two star-crossed teenagers who fight to love each other in a violent world. Their families are at war, but their love cannot be torn apart. In the sure hands of Mark Lamos, you will experience this classic story anew, and find fresh truths no matter your age.
When Ethan, a young sex blogger-turned-New York Times bestselling author, meets Olivia, an obscure thirty-something novelist, lust turns to sex, and dating turns to something more complicated. This important and exhilarating new play follows the unexpected twists and turns of modern relationships as ambitions turn dark and self-reinvention is just a click away.
In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six runaways from city life embark on a silent retreat. As these strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this strange and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
Thread City is a multimedia performance co-devised at Eastern Connecticut State University by professors Kristen Morgan and Alycia Bright Holland, in collaboration with students, residents of Windham, Eastern's Center for Community Engagement and Center for Connecticut Studies, the Windham Textile & History Museum, members of the Eastern faculty, and other contributors.
Interviews with community members and archival oral histories of Windham residents inspired the stories told in Thread City. The play's narrative was developed through two integrated theater courses in spring of 2017: Experimental Theatre and Public Dialogue. The choreography and design of Thread City was developed in class and workshopped several times for public audiences. The creators hope that the community will feel empowered by seeing their personal narrative celebrated, and will develop a deeper connection with Eastern Connecticut State University.