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Theatre and Dance Studies

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Past Productions-Theatre

  • What Happens When

    What Happens When

    April 9-12 & 16-19, 2015
    Written by Charlotte Meehan, directed by Stephanie Burlington-Daniels
    Meehan developed this project with nine students enrolled in her course “Devising Theatre for Social Change.” The play is a multimedia montage of the before-and-after moments of campus sexual encounters, alternating between early childhood and present day to shed light on the misunderstandings that persist, the discussion that needs to increase, and the violence that must stop. This project is sponsored in part by a grant awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. For ticket information and reservations ($10 general, $5 faculty, staff & seniors, Wheaton students free), contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8:00 p.m. (4/12 & 4/19—2:00 p.m.) More »
  • Soldiering On

    Soldiering On: An Evening of Plays by Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco

    October 30–November 1 and November 6–8, 2014
    Three of Beckett’s exquisite short works—Footfalls, Act Without Words II, and Come and Go—will be teamed with Ionesco’s madcap “anti-play” The Bald Soprano (newly translated by playwright Tina Howe) in this showcase of two master innovators of the modern stage. ($10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID & seniors)
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8 p.m. More »
  • Trojan Women

    The Trojan Women

    April 10–12 & 17–19, 2014
    Written by Euripides, translated by Nicholas Ruddall and directed by Professor of Theatre David Fox, Trojan Women is one of the most stinging indictments of war's brutality ever written. This timeless tragedy follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked by the Greeks. For ticket information and reservations ($10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID and seniors), contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts 8pm More »
  • Voices Departed, spring 2014

    Voices Departed

    March 27–29, 2014
    Africa, African American, Diaspora Studies major Catherine Braxton directs this production, which is composed of scenes, monologues, songs and poetry from African American writers throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. In this senior capstone project, the cast, which will mix race, gender and class, will be cast against type. Tickets are required but are free of charge, contact the Watson Box Office at 508- 286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts 7:30pm More »
  • Clybourne Park

    Clybourne Park

    November 7–10, 2013
    A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Written by Bruce Norris and directed by Stephanie Burlington Daniels. Tickets—$10 general, $5 with a Wheaton ID and seniors.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts 7:30pm (11/10—2pm matinee) More »
  • Hidden Valley Ranch  (poster)

    Hidden Valley Ranch written by Al and Patty McKeever

    October 24–26, 2013
    Wheaton grads and siblings Al McKeever ’99 and Patty McKeever ’97, return to work in residence with students to produce their live soap opera. Hidden Valley Ranch is filled with raunchy and naughty comedy, and audience members are in for a late evening of fun and laughter. Tickets are required but are free of charge.
    Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts 9pm More »
  • Rumors by Neil Simon

    Rumors

    April 11-13 & 18-20, 2013
    Wealthy suburbanites stage a cover-up that quickly escalates into non-stop hilarity in this farce written by Neil Simon and directed by David Fox. For ticket information and reservations ($5 general, $2 students/seniors), please contact the Watson Box Office at 508-286-3575 or by email at boxoffice@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts 8pm More »
  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    November 8-10 & 15-17. Book by Joe Masteroff • Music by John Kander • Lyrics by Fred Ebb • Directed and choreographed by Christien Polos • Music Director Tim Harbold. Run time: 2:15 (including one intermission). Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8pm. More »
  • 'night, Mother

    'night, Mother

    October 25-27, 2012. Written by Marsha Norman, directed by Caroline Osborn '13. Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts, 8pm. More »
  • Coud 9

    Cloud 9

    April 2012
    Written by Caryl Churchill, directed by Stephanie Daniels. Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts. More »