2017-18 Theater & Dance Events

Here is a sneak peak of our 2017-2018 season!

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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Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Peer Gynt

The Theater and Dance Department is proud to present a contemporary adaptation of Peer Gynt, an early play of the renowned Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Assistant Professor Yagil Eliraz. This play is a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer in his adventurous journey. Peer wants to fulfill himself, find his self and define who he really is while remaining loyal only to his desires and goals. Peer is the personification of our age—one in which individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity, comradery and social consciousness. By joining his journey around the world, we ask ourselves, What is the cost of the obsessive search after our true Self?

Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Peer Gynt

The Theater and Dance Department is proud to present a contemporary adaptation of Peer Gynt, an early play of the renowned Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Assistant Professor Yagil Eliraz. This play is a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer in his adventurous journey. Peer wants to fulfill himself, find his self and define who he really is while remaining loyal only to his desires and goals. Peer is the personification of our age—one in which individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity, comradery and social consciousness. By joining his journey around the world, we ask ourselves, What is the cost of the obsessive search after our true Self?

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Peer Gynt

The Theater and Dance Department is proud to present a contemporary adaptation of Peer Gynt, an early play of the renowned Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Assistant Professor Yagil Eliraz. This play is a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer in his adventurous journey. Peer wants to fulfill himself, find his self and define who he really is while remaining loyal only to his desires and goals. Peer is the personification of our age—one in which individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity, comradery and social consciousness. By joining his journey around the world, we ask ourselves, What is the cost of the obsessive search after our true Self?

Fri, Dec 8, 2017

Performance Project

An evening of original works created by Five College students enrolled in THDA 353 Performance Studio, taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Performance Project

An evening of original works created by Five College students enrolled in THDA 353 Performance Studio, taught by Professor Wendy Woodson.

Thu, Feb 8, 2018

Fri, Feb 9, 2018

Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Thu, Mar 1, 2018

Uncanny Valley - Denison Marsland-Rello's Senior Honors Project

3:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 3 (Room G9)

Fri, Mar 2, 2018

Uncanny Valley - Denison Marsland-Rello's Senior Honors Project

3:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 3 (Room G9)

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Uncanny Valley - Denison Marsland-Rello's Senior Honors Project

3:00 pm Webster Hall, Studio 3 (Room G9)

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Yetunde Ojetade's Senior Honors Project

Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Yetunde Ojetade's Senior Honors Project

Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Yetunde Ojetade's Senior Honors Project