Upcoming Theater & Dance Events

*update as of 11/1/21

Attendance requirement for the 2021-2022 academic year: members of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges must show a current school ID. UMass members and the general public must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken within 72-hours of the event. Masks must be worn at all times while in campus buildings. 

All Theater & Dance shows are free, unless otherwise noted. 

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Event poster with an illustration of a woman in profile, crying tears of blood that drip down into her red dress

"Medea"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Medea by Euripides, in a version by Ben Power. This new production blurs the lines between theater, film and reality. Conceived by Maki Ybarra-Young '20, who plays the title role, and director Ron Bashford, the show imagines Medea as one of the strong and dangerous women of the Golden Age of Hollywood. But is she who she seems? Or the more vulnerable actor underneath? Come explore the iconic Greek character as she navigates her role as a woman and an immigrant through the “cinematic lens” of our own history.

Starring an all-student cast: Grace Davenport, Nicholas Govus, Rory Hartblay, Sam Hood, Sterling Kee, Aylin Kim, Navie Kim, Lena Lamer, Sylvie Mahoro, Eli Maierson, Rowan Muzzy, Teo Ruskov, Lorelle Sang, Julian Schauffler and Maki Ybarra-Young.

Scenic design by Lauren Thompson, costume design by Lorelei Dietz, lighting design by Sophina Flores and sound design by Alistair Edwards.

Tickets are free and available to the public. For reservations, call (413) 542-2277.