2014-2015 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


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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


April 30–May 2, Thursday–Saturday

Spring Awakening

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>>