Upcoming Theater & Dance Events

Update as of 5/23/22

All attendees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes a booster for those who are eligible. Please note that these performances are currently open only to students, faculty and staff in Amherst College's COVID-19 testing program as well as current college ID holders from Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges. These performances are currently closed to the general public and UMass community members.

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Please also note the additional rules for Reunion 2022 attendees in the case of the performance "Emily and Sue."

 

 

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

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

"Gossamer"

The Department of Theater and Dance presents Gossamer, written and directed by Sophina Flores ’20. Gossamer follows three children and their mother through a dissociative fantasy world they have created as a response to trauma, trapped in the liminal space between death and life. Through surrealist movement, Gossamer carries us through a distorted narrative of a broken home—a family grappling with forgiveness, acceptance and hope for recovery, while facing the truth that no one is innocent within the cycle of abuse.

Set design by Laura Carty ’20, costume design by Lorelei Dietz ’20, lighting design by Lauren Thompson, projection design by Brenna Kaplan ’22, and sound design by Christianna Mariano ’21 and Alistair Edwards ’22

Starring Sam Beach, Emily Fedor, Leah Folpe, Nick Govus, Eli Quastler, Andrew Rosevear, Caroline Seitz and Renz Toledo

Tickets are free; reservations are recommended: call (413) 542-2277 or email theater@amherst.edu.