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Boston Marriage Farcically Explores Love

Meghan Leathers ’13.5 dismisses her maid, played by Charlotte Michaelcheck ’15, as she banters with Christina Fox ’13.5 about the rules and obstacles in their relationship. (Campus/Paul Gerard)

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...

“Cock” Proves More Inspiring Than Its Title

Alexander Burnett ’16 and Arnav Adhikari ’16 played lovers quarreling over their relationship and their identities in the play “Cock” (Campus/Rachel Frank).

By Hannah Ostrow

November 13, 2013

An entirely sophomore-driven and remarkably thought-out production, “Cock” was the collaborative brainchild of director Jordan DuBeau ’16 and producer Alexander Burnett ’16. Written by British playwright Mike Bartlett and debuted in 2009, the Hepburn Zoo production starred Burnett, Arnav Adhikari...

Vinegar Tom Disturbs, Bewitches

Adam Milano '15 and Meaghan Leathers '13.5 search for a witch in their reflection as Evann Normandin '14.5 eagerly looks on. (Campus/Stan Barouh)

By Leah Lavigne

November 6, 2013

The Department of Theatre and Dance celebrated Halloween with a presentation of Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom, a subversive tale of witchcraft and female power running from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Saturday, Nov. 2. Audience members entered the Seeler Studio Theatre in the Kevin P. Mahaney Center...

‘Cascando’ Falls into Abernathy Room

By Angeline Rodriguez

October 30, 2013

“It is the month of May for me,” he begins, oblivious or irreverent of the incongruous autumn leaves and woolen sweaters. Though the dark wood and dry books of the cloistered room seem to forbid speaking, the narrator persists, joined by a second, more feverish storyteller, then a third in the plaintive...

First-Year Show Asks How to Grow Up

By Leah Sarbib

October 16, 2013

What does it mean to be an adult? At what age do you turn old? How are we supposed to deal with the passage of time? Twenty-three Middlebury first-year and sophomores spent the weekend exploring these questions in this year’s first-year show, “Life Under 30.” This weekend’s performance marked...

Set Design Balances Aesthetics and Environment

By Emma Eastwood-Paticchio

October 16, 2013

If you walk onto the stage in Wright Theater between now and late November, you will see black and gray floor panels attached in a grid-like pattern to form the foundation for the upcoming production of “Pentecost.” What you may not realize is that the exact same flooring travelled to Atlantic Stage...

“Undressing Cinderella”: Behind the Scenes

By Maggie Cochrane

April 11, 2013

On Tuesday, April 9th, the Theatre department sponsored a lunch and discussion about Middlebury's inaugural New Play Festival.  Assistant Professor Andrew Smith '97.5 sent out a prompt to as many playwrights sources as he could in order to produce two evenings of plays, co-directed by himself and ...

Student Playwright Earns Theater Honors

By Alexandra Kennedy

September 19, 2012

During this past summer's Master of Fine Arts Playwrights' Workshop at the Kennedy Center, Daniel Sauermilch '13 graced the Washington, D.C. stage with a reading of his original play, The Igloo Settlement.  Put on by the National New Play Network, the MFA Playwrights' Workshop has been featuring the...

College to Broadway: Potomac Theatre Project

By Middlebury Campus

September 17, 2012

The Potomac Theater Project (also known as PTP/NYC) successfully concluded its 2012 summer season with its well-received productions of Caryl Churchill's Serious Money and Jim Petosa's Monster, which were both performed at Atlantic Stage 2 in Manhattan. PTP/NYC is a professional theater company that has ...

Panic Ignites Fears, Sexuality

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

Low Level Panic ran in the Hepburn Zoo from Apr. 14-16. The senior 700 work of Ele Woods ’11, Jess Spar ’11 and Lindsey Messmore ’11, the piece was written by Clare McIntyre during the decline of the feminist movement in 1987 Britain, and explored the tenuous dynamic between women, sex and obje...

‘Desdemona’ Puts Women of ‘Othello’ Center Stage

By Middlebury Campus

December 3, 2009

From Nov. 19 through Nov. 21, “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief” played five shows at the Hepburn Zoo. The script, written 30 years ago by Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is inspired by Shakespeare’s “Othello.” But, as the title alludes, Vogel’s work shifts away from the t...

Donadio Steps Into the Spotlight

By Middlebury Campus

May 8, 2008

On the surface, Fulton Professor of Humanities and Director of Literary Studies Stephen Donadio seems to fit right into the academic archetype. He looks just as you would expect a person to look who has been a professor for four decades, serves as the founding director of the College's Literary Studies...

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