October 27, 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.
by Will Eno
Wean Theatre, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
Winner of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for most-promising new play of 2010,
was described as “delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny and gorgeous” by
New York Times.
A touching and funny examination of small-town America, the play centers on a developing friendship between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, and examines the intersection of lives in the journey between birth and death.
In the Heights
February 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
DuBois Theater, Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
In the Heights
tells the universal story of a vibrant American community in New York City’s Washington Heights, a neighborhood full of hopes, dreams, traditions and music. The play’s characters navigate challenges and changes in a production that won 2008 Tony Awards for best musical, best score, best choreography and best orchestrations.
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
May 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30
Robert J. Evans Open Air
one of the Bard’s most popular comedies, soon-to-be-wed young lovers
Hero and Claudio conspire with Don Pedro to bring together lovers/haters
Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring
partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by
accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be
"much ado about nothing.”
May 18, 19 & 20, rolling
admission begins at 7 p.m.
Lafayette College professor Suzanne Westfall & Lafayette
College student Gavin Knox ’17
production takes place in & around Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts.
This play explores Mary Shelley’s creative process,
weaving together the story of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature from the
1800s with the twists and turns of a 2029 adaptation in which
“Frankie” runs his own neurotech corporation and artificial
intelligence Prometheus. As the 19th and 21st centuries collide in
alternative and sometimes contradictory versions of the story emerge in this
cross-curricular collaboration utilizing student and faculty work in the
disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art and music. The play will
be directed by Professor Westfall’s former student, veteran Blair
theatre and English teacher Micki Kaplan McMillan.