‘The Bacchae 2.1’ reframes otherness

‘The Bacchae 2.1’ reframes otherness

By RAIN JI

November 7, 2019

Theatre Professor Michole Biancosino's iteration of "The Bacchae" retains the play's original themes of human complexity yet creatively presents otherness in new ways.

Roadkill Tells Intimate Tale of Sexuality

Roadkill Tells Intimate Tale of Sexuality

By Rebecca Coates-Finke

December 2, 2015

Signs directed the way to the Bunker in Freeman International Center as audience members made their way to the premiere of Roadkill, the senior work of Tosca Giustini ’15.5 and Leah Sarbib ’15.5. Running from Nov. 19-21, the devised play explores four different friends’ connections to a girl n...

Vagina Monologues Get a Standing O

Vagina Monologues Get a Standing O

By Elizabeth Zhou

February 18, 2015

Amidst the flashy festivities of Winter Carnival, this past weekend marked the second annual performance of The Vagina Monologues in the Hepburn Zoo. An episodic play written in 1996 by Middlebury alum Eve Ensler ’75, the production delves unabashedly into various elements of the female experience, includin...

Dumb Waiter Plays on More than Words

By Arnav Adhikari

January 21, 2015

There are few better or more interesting ways of dealing with Harold Pinter’s work than handing it over to a group of improv comedians. The complexity and confusion of language, the situational farce, the importance of timing and the general feeling of burgeoning absurdity that come inevitably attached...

Play Exposes the Vampire in All of Us

Play Exposes the Vampire in All of Us

By Leah Lavigne

December 3, 2014

On Nov. 20 to 22, the Theatre Department presented its second faculty production of the semester, Englishman Snoo Wilson’s 1973 play, Vampire, in the Seeler Studio Theater. Vampire is a play about ... well, no one really knows. And indeed, after an hour and a half of brash sexual exploration, one ...

Devised Theatre Brings Prose to Life

Devised Theatre Brings Prose to Life

By Elizabeth Zhou

November 19, 2014

The student production A Small, Good Thing, which ran from Nov. 13-15 in the Hepburn Zoo, grappled with topics of death, sorrow and despair as based on Raymond Carver’s 1989 short story of the same name. A piece of devised theater, the play was built from the evolving visions of the four-person cast, di...

Broadway Comes to Town Hall Theater

Broadway Comes to Town Hall Theater

By Leah Lavigne

November 19, 2014

One week ago, I saw the Tony-nominated Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s American classic Of Mice and Men - in Middlebury. Due to technological advancements and a recent partnership between major performance companies and theaters around the world, the financial and geographic barriers to exper...

Mendel Honors Hillel in Family Comedy

Mendel Honors Hillel in Family Comedy

By Leah Lavigne

November 5, 2014

The first Theatre Department faculty show of the semester ran with huge success Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in the Wright Memorial Theater to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Hillel, an official College organization that provides an outlet for those interested in Judaism and Jewish issues. Mendel, Inc., a play b...

Vibrators Generate New Buzz

Vibrators Generate New Buzz

By Middlebury Campus

May 7, 2014

At intermission of the opening night of “In the Next Room” (or “The Vibrator Play”), the audience of the packed Seeler Studio Theater collectively sighed with relief upon realizing that despite it’s name, Sarah Ruhl’s Tony Award-nominated play was far from vulgar. Gathering from the chatter...

Hepburn Zoo Gets ‘Gruesome’

By Mandy Kimm

January 22, 2014

This weekend at the Hepburn Zoo, a group of five students will present “Gruesome Playground Injuries,” a two-character play written by Rajiv Joseph. The story follows the relationship of Kayleen and Doug, played by Alia Khalil ’14.5 and Ben Kramer ’13.5, from the ages of eight to thirty-eight...

Vagina Monologues Shatters Stigma

By Alex Strott

January 22, 2014

The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by Eve Ensler ’75 in 1996. The play consists of a series of monologues about the “female experience,” such as sex, menstruation, sexual assault, orgasm, female empowerment and solidarity based on both Ensler’s personal experiences and intervie...

Boston Marriage Farcically Explores Love

Boston Marriage Farcically Explores Love

By Leah Lavigne

November 20, 2013

In response to criticism that he could only write for men, playwright David Mamet penned the farcical “Boston Marriage” in 1999, following two Victorian era women as they explore their relationships with each other and the people who surround them. The play enjoyed a Nov. 14-16 run in the Hepburn...

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