Peak Performances

By Katherine Duke '05

Amherst’s Spring 2010 season of performances is in full swing. In just the past three weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in the audience for five very different shows.

Eurydice

The theater and dance department staged a fall production of Eurydice, a play that reimagines the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his wife, Eurydice. The playwright, Sarah Ruhl (daughter of the late Patrick Ruhl ’63), was a 2008 Robert Frost Fellow at the Amherst College Library. She came to campus in the last week of rehearsals to work on the production. Lisa Smith ’09 ( below right, holding an umbrella) played Eurydice.

My Life: Constance Congdon, Playwright-in-Residence

Amherst Dance

Learn more about one of our student dance groups, Amherst Dance

Casting Call

Submitted by Katherine D. Duke

The sweaty palms. The thumping heart. I’m not even trying out for The Illusion—I’m just sitting outside Webster Studio 2 among the actors hoping to be cast in the play. But the quiet, nervous anticipation is contagious. When the director, William Cranch ’08, approaches me, I am reticent, flustered just trying to explain why I’m there.

Actors From The London Stage to Perform Macbeth Nov. 6 and 7 at Amherst College

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
October 31, 2007 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left. Core Courses In Theater and Dance

"Dead Fall" At Amherst College Jan. 29, 30 and 31

January 15, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

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