College of Arts and Humanities

Current Season

Summer 2014 evening performances will begin at 7pm. Matinees will begin at 2pm. In August, we will resume 8pm start times.

The Foreigner

by Larry Shue Black Box: June 12-15, 19-22, 26-29

A comedic chain of events is set into action as a Georgia fishing lodge when two friends tell a small fib about one’s ability to speak English.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rachel Feldman; Additional material by Jay Reiss Main Stage: July 10-13, 17-20

Six spelling champs vie for ultimate glory in this spirited musical.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin Main Stage: August 21-24

Six spelling champs vie for ultimate glory in this spirited musical. Audience participation encouraged.

Baltimore Waltz

by Paula Vogel Black Box: September 18-21, 28, October 2-4

An intensely personal journey celebrating love in a moment of great despair With Baltimore Waltz, playwright Paula Vogel pens a love note to her brother who recently passed away from AIDS-related complications. Anna and her brother embark upon a fantastical trip to Europe in order to flee the diagnosis of Acquired Toilet Disease, a fatal disease contracted by the sister from a school bathroom. Will they find an escape before reality sets in?

Kiss of the Spider Woman

music by John Kander and Fred Ebb; book by Terrence McNally Main Stage: October 16-26

Cell mates in a Latin American prison, Valentin is a tough revolutionary undergoing torture and Molina is an unabashed homosexual serving eight years for deviant behavior. Molina shares his fantasies about an actress who portrays a deadly Spider Woman who kills with a kiss in order to distract himself and his new friend from the horrors they encounter in the prison.

Trevor

by Nick Jones Black Box: November 13-16, November 20-23

A play about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away our erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee.
Trevor is a chimpanzee who once performed with the likes of Morgan Fairchild. Now, he’s approaching puberty and can’t even get a callback. Is it because he’s big and strong and potentially dangerous? Or does he just need better costumes? Trevor lives alone with a Sandra, a middle aged widow. Sandra knows Trevor would never hurt anyone, at least not on purpose. And just because he’s not “cute” like he used to be, she won’t send him to some dirty sanctuary, at least not to appease her paranoid neighbor Ashley and her precious newborn baby.

Arcadia

by Tom Stoppard Main Stage: January 22-25, January 29-February 1

1809, on an elegant English estate, thirteen year-old Thomasina makes a startling scientific discovery that will change the way people understand the world. Around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions, and intense rivalries.
Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard, under the scrutinizing eye of a young mathematician, are piecing together puzzling clues, uncovering the past scandals of the estate, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.

(a love story)

by Kelly Lusk Black Box: February 19-22, February 26-28, March 1

A new play, selected from readings at the 2013 PlayFest! Harriett’s New Play Series Love. We’ve killed over it. We’ve fought wars over it. Books dissect and explore it. We’ve been told by The Beatles that it’s all we need. But what is it? (a love story) tells the tale of three couples who set out to answer this eternal question.

Nine

book by Arthur Kopit, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston Main Stage: March 19-22, March 26-29

A sexy and emotional voyage between fantasy and reality
Inspired by the Fellini film 8½, Nine was the winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Celebrated film director Guido Contini is in the midst of a midlife crisis and stuck for ideas for his next project. As he is pursued by beautiful women who are all clamoring to be his only love, flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

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