2014-2015 season information for the Theatre Department at Middlebury College.

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19th Annual First Year Show: A Cautionary Tale & Others

October 2-4 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A performance of short plays by Christopher Oscar Peña, Paddy Chayefsky, Vincent Delaney, Lorin Howard, and Lucas Kavner ‘06.5.

Directed by Bill Army ‘07

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Mendel, Inc. by David Freedman 

October 30-November 1 | Wright Memorial Theatre

A play in three acts. Performed in celebration of Middlebury Hillel’s 60th Anniversary.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Joelle Mendoza-Etchart ‘15
Directed by Richard Romagnoli 

A Small, Good Thing by Raymond Carver

November 13-16 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A theatrical performance of Raymond Carver’s short story.

Independent 500 work in Directing of Tosca Giustini ‘15.5

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Vampire by Snoo Wilson

November 20-22 | Seeler Studio Theatre

Vampire explores a century of social vampires who bleed their way of life to death and the women who try to stop this happening.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Chelsea Melone ‘15 and Evann Normandin ‘14.5 and in Costume Design of Krista Duke ‘15
Directed by Cheryl Faraone

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Man Making: A Fever Dream

December 4-6 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Devised work on the subject of manhood.

Senior 700 work in Devised Theatre of Nicholas Hemerling 14.5 and Adam Milano ‘15

The Museum of Extraordinary Minutia by Erica Furgiuele ‘15

December 8 | Seeler Studio Theatre

A reading of Erica Furgiuele’s new play.

Senior 700 work in Playwriting of Erica Furgiuele ‘15

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The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik

April 2-4 | Seeler Studio Theatre

Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-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

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Venus in Fur by David Ives

April 9-11 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Venus in Fur explores themes of submission, domination, and power with a fast-paced, mutable language. Reality and pretend become blurred lines, and the question of “who’s on top” always has a different answer.

Independent 500 work in Directing of Joelle Mendoza-Etchart ‘15
Senior 700 work in Acting of Caitlin Rose Duffy ‘15.5

Emergency 1A from Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp

April 23-25 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A performance cut and arranged from Martin Crimp’s Fewer Emergencies by Melissa MacDonald ‘15.

Independent 500 work in Costume Design of Haley Singleton ‘15
Senior 700 work in Directing of Melissa MacDonald ‘15

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Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind

April 30-May 2 | Wright Memorial Theatre

Spring Awakening depicts schoolchildren in a German provincial town in the 1890s whose struggle to reconcile their budding sexual feelings and the moral code of their society leads them to tragedy.

Senior 700 work in Stage Management of Katy Svec ‘15
Directed by Cláudio Medeiros