2019-2020 Theater & Dance Events

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. View the full Amherst Arts calendar here.

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  • Sept. 6: Fall Dance Concert & Dance Party
    7:30PM, Kirby Theater

  • Oct. 31-Nov 2: MEDEA by Euripides / Maki Ybarra Young’s Senior Project in Acting
    8PM, Kirby Theater

  •  Nov. 14-16: PEACE IN THE HOME / MacKenzie Kugel’s Senior Project in Writing and Directing
    8PM, Holden Theater

  • Dec. 6: BIG BODY: Experimental J-Sette Performance Workshop with Jumatatu Poe
    4:30-6:30pm, Webster Hall Studio 1


  • Feb 2-8: Special guest Yanira Castro '93 & a canari torsi, CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR
    Kirby Theater

  • Feb. 27-29: GOSSAMER / Sophina Flores’ Senior Project in Writing and Directing
    Holden Theater

  •  Mar. 26-28: THE PUDDLE JUMPING SOCIETY / Anna Plummer’s Senior Project in Musical Theater
    Kirby Theater

  •  Apr. 9-11: RIGHT WOMEN / Leah Woodbridge’s Senior Project in Choreography and Directing
    Holden Theater

Friday, March 22, 2019

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.