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2021 - 2022 Season

October 7 – 9 | Hepburn Zoo
7:30pm each evening and 10pm on Friday

The 26th Annual First Year Show 

The 26th Annual First Year Show will feature select works from Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks's 365 Days/365 Plays. Each short play has its own story line, but are connected through similar themes of love, politics, and the pursuit of human connection.

Directed by Ro Boddie

October 28 – 30 | Seeler Studio Theatre
7:30pm each evening and 2pm on Saturday

Orphan Muses

by Michel Marc Bouchard

1965. A house on top of a hill. An isolated village in Québec, Canada. Three sisters and their brother are reunited for the first time in many years. The reason for the reunion: the imminent return of their mother, who abandoned them twenty years earlier, leaving the town in the amorous arms of her Spanish lover.  After her departure, the older siblings rewrote the family history to protect Isabelle, who was seven-years old at the time.  Fantasy replaced reality. But today, as the orphans await the mother’s return, Isabelle will demand to know the truth. A tragicomedy about loss, family secrets, love, and the power of the imagination.

Directed by Claudio Medeiros

November 11 – 13 | Hepburn Zoo
7:30pm each evening, including 2:00pm on Saturday

No One is Forgotten

by Winter Miller

Lali and Beng are held captive. They don't know for how long or if anyone is looking for them. Playwright Winter Miller writes a story about intimacy, surrender, and the will to live. Starring Meili Huang '23 and Gabrielle Martin '21.5. 

Content warning: depictions and references to violence and self-harm

Gabriella Martin’s 700 work in acting and Madison Middleton’s 500 work in directing

November 18 – 20 | Hepburn Zoo
7:30 each evening, including 10:00 on Saturday

Gidion’s Knot

by Johnna Adams

Over the course of a parent-teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally unsteady elementary school teacher have a volatile interaction about the tragic suicide of the mother’s son, Gidion. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women deal with feelings of guilt and shock, culminating in a conclusion that neither want to face. This project is the final performance of Ryan Kirby's 500 Independent Project in directing. Performed by Peyton Mader ('24) and Sara Massey ('23). Directed by Ryan Kirby ('22).  Sponsored by the Theatre Department. Tickets available at the box office or at go/knot. 

CONTENT WARNING: Deals with themes of suicide, child neglect, rape, and death. These themes are not taken lightly, and we encourage thoughtful discussion about them.

Ryan Kirby’s 500 work in directing

December 2- 4 | Wright Memorial Theatre
7:30pm each evening

She Kills Monsters

by Qui Nguyen

This fantastical comedy about the power of imagination takes us to Athens, Ohio in 1995 where we meet Agnes Evans, an “average” young woman who wishes her life was less boring. That wish opens the door to a world of adventure as Agnes discovers that her teenage sister Tilly has led a double life as Tillius the Paladin, Dungeons & Dragons healer of the wounded and the protector of lights! New Landia is unknown territory for Agnes, as is so much of Tilly’s too short life. Will Agnes cross the threshold to learn more about Tilly and herself? Will she take up the challenge to find and free the Lost Soul of Athens before it is devoured by the dark forces of darkness forever? Will the world ever embrace geeks not as outsiders but as awesome? Come find out!

The cast and crew of “She Kills Monsters” includes:

  • Bella Constantino-Carrigan ‘22 

  • Maggie Connolly ‘23 

  • Gibson Grimm ‘22

  • Francis Price ‘22 

  • Zack Maluccio ‘22.5

  • Devon Hunt ‘23

  • Brianna Beach ‘23

  • Annabelle Iredale ‘23.5

  • Naja Irvin-Conyers ‘24

  • Kristen Morgernstern ‘24

  • Charlie Porto ‘23

  • Katelyn Wenkoff ‘24

  • Victoria Keith ‘23

  • Andriiana Ilkiv ‘24

  • Johnny Gaston ‘24

  • Vivan Zagotta ‘24

The show is filled with lots of cool stuff but we must also let you know that homophobic content and actions are portrayed and there is some adult language. Please feel free to contact director Olga Sanchez Saltveit for more information: 

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, alumni, emeriti, and other ID card holders; $8 youth (under 21); and $5 for Middlebury College students. For tickets or information, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or go to Vaccinations and face masks required.

Department of Theatre

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