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Theatre

The Theatre Department presents theatre that matters and continues to resound beyond the performance night. We are committed to presenting theatre that stimulates the minds of our audience members while balancing the highest quality production values with material that is courageous in its content, form and execution.

Our productions are often accompanied by symposiums and talk-back discussions, which reflectively delve into the nuances of the scripted work. Productions are supported by our acting, directing, design, world theatre history and contemporary drama classes.

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Key: DFPH = Duke Family Performance Hall; BT = Barber Theatre

2017-18 Events

The Dragon

October 20-21 and October 27-29, 2017
By Evgeny Shvarts • Directed by Mark Sutch • Scenic design by Anita J. TripathiDFPH
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Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

November 8-12, 2017
By Dan O'Brien, Winter Miller, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, Dominique Morisseau, Marcus Gardley, and A. Rey Pamatmat • Directed by Sharon Green • BT
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Melancholy Play

February 21-25, 2018
By Sarah Ruhl • Directed by Matt Hunter ‘18 • Scenic Design by Aren Carpenter ‘18 • BT
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Rumors

March 21-25, 2018
By Neil Simon • Directed by Ann Marie Costa • Scenic design by Anita J. Tripathi • DFPH
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PAST EVENTS 2016-17

Cabaret

At the infamous Kit Kat Klub, emcee Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble took the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd–and to leave their troubles outside. Read more about this production.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Perhaps Shakespeare's most popular and approachable work, this contemporary production expressed a bold vision: anything can happen if you open your mind to a new rhythm. Read more about this production.

SKIN

Naomi Iizuka's riff on Georg Büchner's Woyzeck tells the story of a young couple working desperately to make sense of their relationship while toiling to survive. Read more about this production.

Middletown

Middletown is a deeply moving and quirky contemporary play exploring the universe of a small American town. Read more about this production.

STUDENT-DIRECTED ONE ACTS

Student-directed and student-designed, these one-act plays serve as the final projects for the Directing II and Advance Scenic Design courses. Read more about this production.