Spring 2015 Season


Boston Trip: Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1,2 & 3) by Suzan Lori-Parks

February 28, Saturday

Students will travel to Boston for the day to see a show by Suzan Lori-Parks. 



Movement Workshop with Danyon Davis

February 21-22, March 7-8, March 13-14, Fridays and Saturdays



Stage Management Workshop with Evangeline Rose Whitlock

March 8, Sunday

Students have the opportunity to learn from professional stage manager who is currently working on Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1,2 & 3) at A.R.T.

Evangeline Rose Whitlock: New York (Off-Broadway): Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, Public Theater; Pentecost (PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2). National Tours: Flashdance the Musical. Regional: Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, American Repertory Theater, The Scottsboro Boys, CTG/Old Globe/A.C.T.; Allegiance, A Room With a View, Odyssey, Engaging Shaw, Old Globe; Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin, Hoover Comes Alive!, A Dram of Dummhicit,La Jolla Playhouse; What is the Cause of Thunder?, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Dance: Agape, Las Mariposas, Eveoke; Malashock Dance; Michigan Ballet Academy; Grand Rapids Ballet Company. Ms. Whitlock was visiting faculty in stage management at Baylor University in 2013 and has also done guest teaching at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She is an avid runner and figure skater. M.F.A., UC San Diego. Member, Actors' Equity Association.


The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik

April 2–4, Thursday–Saturday

7:30 PM each evening, plus 2:00 PM on Saturday only; Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

Once upon a time—in 2005—a 20-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to brush up on the language and lose her American accent. Underneath a glamorous post-Soviet Moscow studded with dangerously high heels, designer bags, and luxe fur coats, she discovers an enchanted motherland teeming with evil stepmothers, wicked witches, and ravenous bears. Annie must learn how to become the heroine of a story more mysterious and treacherous than any childhood fairy tale: her own. This subversive story haunts the audience, and carries a powerful message for young women living in a world where not everything ends up happily ever after. Directed by Alex Draper '88; sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-show talk on Friday. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale March 16. Go to the Box Office>>


Venus in Fur by David Ives


April 9– 11, Thursday–Saturday

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas' interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives.

Senior work of Caitlin Duffy '15.5 (Acting)

Independent work of Joelle Mendoza-Etchart '15 (Directing)


Emergency 1A

Emergency 1A

April 23-25, Thursday–Saturday

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Two separate casts will create the world of Martin Crimp's rhythmic and evocative collective work, Fewer Emergencies, back-to-back, dealing with loveless marriages, school shootings, and depressed mailmen. Senior thesis work in directing of Melissa MacDonald '15, with the two casts including Arnav Adhikari '16,  Forrest Carroll '15, Tosca Giustini '15.5, Juliette Gobin '16, Jabari Matthew '17, and Greg Swartz '17.5. Designed by Bjorn Peterson '15.5, Lucy Killian '15.5, Ben Rose '17.5, and Hayley Singleton '15.

Senior work of Melissa MacDonald '15 (Directing)

Independent work of Hayley Singleton '15 (Costume Design)


Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind


April 30–May 2, Thursday–Saturday

7:30 PM each evening, Wright Memorial Theatre

Set in the sexually oppressive culture of late-19th-century Germany, this play by Frank Wedekind captures the seductions that adolescents harbor in their anxious souls: the alluring chant of nihilism, the feral impulses toward violence, and the thought-obliterating joys of sex. At turns poetic, melancholic, violent, and funny, this once-scandalous play will remain relevant as long as the prism of puberty continues to make the world seem strange and terrifying. Directed by Cláudio Medéiros ’90; sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-show discussion on Friday. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale April 13. Go to the online box office>>

Senior work of Katy Svec '15 (Stage Management)

Fall 2014 Season


October 2-4, Thursday-Saturday

19th Annual First Year Show: A Cautionary Tale

8 pm each evening and 10 pm on Friday only

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A collection of scenes and ten minute plays from the hottest young authors of the past five years that explore the effects of social media on our relationships for better or worse. Tickets: $5

October 28, Tuesday


Behind the Scenes Lunch and Discussion: Mendel, Inc.

12:30 PM, Wright Memorial Theatre

Director Richard Romagnoli is joined by the cast, crew, and design team to explore the themes and challenges in the upcoming production. $5 donation suggested; free to Middlebury College ID cardholders



October 30–November 1, Thursday–Saturday

Mendel, Inc.

7:30 PM each evening, Wright Memorial Theatre

A heartwarming comedy set in NYC in the 1920s, this play follows the aspirations and travails of a Jewish family seeking a toehold in the American dream. Dad is a plumber who ignores his work to pursue his passion as an inventor, to the dismay of his anxious wife. This warm comedy about families and dreams is presented in honor of the 60th anniversary of Middlebury Hillel. Play by David Freedman, directed by Richard Romagnoli. Sponsored by the Theatre Program. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale October 13. Go to the online box office>>


November 13-15, Thursday–Saturday

A Small, Good Thing: A Short Story by Raymond Carver

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

This theatrical interpretation of Raymond Carver’s “A Small Good Thing” explores young adults’ relation to death.  Tickets: $5


November 20–22, Thursday–Saturday


7:30 PM each evening and 2:00 PM on Saturday only, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

“Every age has its own vampires.” In this bawdy, exuberant, and very smart play, the action careens from Victorian England to the onset of World War I to a biker’s funeral presided over by a punk dominatrix. British theatre critic Michael Coveney calls playwright Snoo Wilson “the kind of writer for whom the fringe was originally intended, totally wild and unpredictable. And only Tom Stoppard could possibly rival him in brain-power, or range of historical and cultural subject matter.” Directed by Cheryl Faraone; sponsored by the Theatre Program. Post-show talk on Friday. Tickets: $12/10/6; on sale November 3. Go to the online box office>>

December 4-6, Thursday-Saturday

Devised Work on the Subject of Manhood

Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Where have the men gone? When does a boy become a man? A devised piece about the journey from boyhood to manhood. Tickets: $5

December 8, Monday

Reading of Erica Furgiuele's New Play: The Museum of Extraordinary Minutia

Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre

A quirky, fast-paced piece in which characters say words, The Museum of Extraordinary Minutia is a dramatic exploration of life, love, and many other things of importance.  Or at least we hope so.  Spoiler alert: This play contains feelings, emotions, and conflict.  Free


Department of Theatre

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753