Theater and Dance

2015-16 Theater & Dance Performances

Thu, Feb 18, 2016

Twine cast picture

Twine: After Troy

“The ships are in the harbor now. An answer’s on it’s way -- with shadows black like alley cats, can you stand to hear it named? This was our city before they tore the walls down.” Waiting outside the gates of the city that has been their home for centuries, four women scavenge for a future in the rubble of their gutted past. Using the threads of stories passed down for generations, they begin to weave themselves a new mythology -- one in which chaos gives way to creation, silence is supplanted by strength, and the love of sisters, mothers, and daughters unravels into women who survive.

"Twine: After Troy" is a collaboratively-developed performance written and directed by Maria Elena Marione ‘16. Performers Alina Burke ‘17, Darienne Madlala ‘16, Emily Willick ‘18, and Mahalia Banton ‘19 step into and out of the stories of women who, like them, birthed the world from chaos. Scenic design by Theater and Dance graduate assistant Madison Cortez ’13, costume design by Mercedes MacAlpine ’16, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater.

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Twine cast picture

Twine: After Troy

“The ships are in the harbor now. An answer’s on it’s way -- with shadows black like alley cats, can you stand to hear it named? This was our city before they tore the walls down.” Waiting outside the gates of the city that has been their home for centuries, four women scavenge for a future in the rubble of their gutted past. Using the threads of stories passed down for generations, they begin to weave themselves a new mythology -- one in which chaos gives way to creation, silence is supplanted by strength, and the love of sisters, mothers, and daughters unravels into women who survive.

"Twine: After Troy" is a collaboratively-developed performance written and directed by Maria Elena Marione ‘16. Performers Alina Burke ‘17, Darienne Madlala ‘16, Emily Willick ‘18, and Mahalia Banton ‘19 step into and out of the stories of women who, like them, birthed the world from chaos. Scenic design by Theater and Dance graduate assistant Madison Cortez ’13, costume design by Mercedes MacAlpine ’16, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater.

Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Twine cast picture

Twine: After Troy

“The ships are in the harbor now. An answer’s on it’s way -- with shadows black like alley cats, can you stand to hear it named? This was our city before they tore the walls down.” Waiting outside the gates of the city that has been their home for centuries, four women scavenge for a future in the rubble of their gutted past. Using the threads of stories passed down for generations, they begin to weave themselves a new mythology -- one in which chaos gives way to creation, silence is supplanted by strength, and the love of sisters, mothers, and daughters unravels into women who survive.

"Twine: After Troy" is a collaboratively-developed performance written and directed by Maria Elena Marione ‘16. Performers Alina Burke ‘17, Darienne Madlala ‘16, Emily Willick ‘18, and Mahalia Banton ‘19 step into and out of the stories of women who, like them, birthed the world from chaos. Scenic design by Theater and Dance graduate assistant Madison Cortez ’13, costume design by Mercedes MacAlpine ’16, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Kirby Theater.

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

The cast of The Right Move

The Right Move

What is the actual difference between dating and hooking up? A close-knit group of friends attempts to navigate their post-grad Manhattan lifestyle until their anxiety-ridden neighbor upstairs crashes a party and sends them all into disarray. The Right Move is a hilarious and deeply reflective story of money, success, drugs, and dysfunctional relationships.

The playwright, Lara Min ’16, is a Theater and Dance, and Mathematics double major.  Visiting Artist Hans Meyer returns to Amherst College to direct.  Scenic design by Lynndy Smith ‘17, costume design by Noah Tager ’18, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater.

Fri, Mar 4, 2016

The cast of The Right Move

The Right Move

What is the actual difference between dating and hooking up? A close-knit group of friends attempts to navigate their post-grad Manhattan lifestyle until their anxiety-ridden neighbor upstairs crashes a party and sends them all into disarray. The Right Move is a hilarious and deeply reflective story of money, success, drugs, and dysfunctional relationships.

The playwright, Lara Min ’16, is a Theater and Dance, and Mathematics double major.  Visiting Artist Hans Meyer returns to Amherst College to direct.  Scenic design by Lynndy Smith ‘17, costume design by Noah Tager ’18, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater.

Sat, Mar 5, 2016

The cast of The Right Move

The Right Move

What is the actual difference between dating and hooking up? A close-knit group of friends attempts to navigate their post-grad Manhattan lifestyle until their anxiety-ridden neighbor upstairs crashes a party and sends them all into disarray. The Right Move is a hilarious and deeply reflective story of money, success, drugs, and dysfunctional relationships.

The playwright, Lara Min ’16, is a Theater and Dance, and Mathematics double major.  Visiting Artist Hans Meyer returns to Amherst College to direct.  Scenic design by Lynndy Smith ‘17, costume design by Noah Tager ’18, and lighting design by Resident Lighting Designer Kathy Couch.

Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Holden Theater.

Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Photo of Holden Theater

Send Him Home

Written by Daphne Thompson '16
Directed by Ron Bashford

March 24-26, 8PM, Holden Theater

More details coming soon!

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Opera photo taken by Luis Curiel

I Capuleti E I Montecchi

I Capuleti E I Montecchi
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Directed and Choreographed by Idan Cohen
Costumes and Set Design by Suzanne Palmer Dougan
Members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Mark Lane Swanson
Lighting Design by Kathy Couch
April 21 & 23, 8PM, Kirby Theater
 
More information coming soon!

Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Opera photo taken by Luis Curiel

I Capuleti E I Montecchi

I Capuleti E I Montecchi
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Directed and Choreographed by Idan Cohen
Costumes and Set Design by Suzanne Palmer Dougan
Members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Mark Lane Swanson
Lighting Design by Kathy Couch
April 21 & 23, 8PM, Kirby Theater
 
More information coming soon!
 
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Unless * noted above, tickets for performances are free.
Reservations are recommended for performances in Studio 3 and in the Holden Theater. Reservations can be made by calling the box office up to two weeks prior to opening night at 413.542.2277.