2018-19 Theater & Dance Events

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Performances are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are recommended. Please call our box office at (413) 542-2277 to reserve tickets. See the full Amherst arts calendar here.

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Today - Fri, Mar 22, 2019

"Doctor Faustus" poster

"Doctor Faustus"

The Department of Theater and Dance performs Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe’s harrowing play about a brilliant scholar who sells his soul to the devil. The wildly irreverent production stars Wesley Guimarães ’19 in his senior thesis project in acting, and Maki Ybarra-Young ’20 as Mephistopheles. The show is directed by Professor Ron Bashford ’88, with set, props, costume, lighting and sound design provided by professional staff and guest artists Dedalus Wainwright, Barbara Neulinger, Sarah Woodham, Kathy Couch and Jake Meginsky. The Five College student cast also includes Samuel Hood, Max Nemhauser, Antigoni Papapostolou, Emma Ratshin, Lorelle Sang, Sebastian Son, Renz Toledo, Lindsay Turner and Jasper Wolf, stage managed by Julian Brown.

Seating is limited; reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations, call (413) 542-2277.

Tomorrow - Sat, Mar 23, 2019

"Doctor Faustus" poster

"Doctor Faustus"

The Department of Theater and Dance performs Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe’s harrowing play about a brilliant scholar who sells his soul to the devil. The wildly irreverent production stars Wesley Guimarães ’19 in his senior thesis project in acting, and Maki Ybarra-Young ’20 as Mephistopheles. The show is directed by Professor Ron Bashford ’88, with set, props, costume, lighting and sound design provided by professional staff and guest artists Dedalus Wainwright, Barbara Neulinger, Sarah Woodham, Kathy Couch and Jake Meginsky. The Five College student cast also includes Samuel Hood, Max Nemhauser, Antigoni Papapostolou, Emma Ratshin, Lorelle Sang, Sebastian Son, Renz Toledo, Lindsay Turner and Jasper Wolf, stage managed by Julian Brown.

Seating is limited; reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations, call (413) 542-2277.

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

Awake

A senior honors project conceived and designed by Benjamin Kissinger '20E and Lauren Thompson '19

Fri, Apr 5, 2019

Awake

A senior honors project conceived and designed by Benjamin Kissinger '20E and Lauren Thompson '19

Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Awake

A senior honors project conceived and designed by Benjamin Kissinger '20E and Lauren Thompson '19

Thu, Apr 11, 2019

poster for Matthew and Brandon

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

"Ha," a senior dance project created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, "Ha" explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad.

"I'm Fine.", a senior honors project created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is.

Fri, Apr 12, 2019

poster for Matthew and Brandon

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

"Ha," a senior dance project created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, "Ha" explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad.

"I'm Fine.", a senior honors project created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is.

Sat, Apr 13, 2019

poster for Matthew and Brandon

Senior Honors Projects by Matthew Holliday & Brandon Medina

"Ha," a senior dance project created by Matthew Holliday ’19, challenges us to think about how we truly feel. Rooting memory, emotion and physical histories in the body, "Ha" explores our needs, wants, fears and desires. One must laugh at the contradictory nature that defines how we construct memory and how we embody our past, both good and bad.

"I'm Fine.", a senior honors project created by Brandon Medina ’19, follows Calvin, a socially anxious young man who receives a visit from his Conscience. They take a mind-bending journey through his formative memories, seeing what made him who he is, and the human connections he made and lost. Throughout their journey, Calvin is pursued by antagonistic Muses – shape-shifting beings who wish for Calvin to distort himself into something other than who he is.

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Fri, Apr 26, 2019

Solo Performance Presentations

Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Solo Performance Presentations