2018 Spring Theatre Events

Into the Rice Fields

Text and Performance by Yulya Dukovny, Artist in Residence
February 9-10, 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theater
$10 General Admission, $5 Students and Seniors Tickets!
"From immemorial time the shores of Japan have been swept at irregular intervals of centuries by enormous tidal waves..." A 30-min piece unfolds on a toy sized wooden stage. The performer animates metaphorical paper sets - drawings, objects, dioramas and movable pictures, and becomes part of the visual scene. Made for a very small audience – get your tickets soon! More information about toy theatre.

Into the Rice Fields

Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

Music by Johann Strauss II, Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genee
Musical Direction by Michael Shasberger
Staged by John Blondell
March 2 and 4, 7 p.m.
New Vic Theatre

$17 General Admission, $12 Students and Seniors
Wacky plot twists and Strauss’s marvelous music have contrived to make this one of the most popular operettas for generations. Don’t miss this music-theatre gem, staged in the intimate and beautiful New Vic Theatre. Two performances only!

A Real Elephant

From a story by Alexander Kuprin
Created and performed by Yulya Dukovny, Artist in Residence
Puppet Paloooza Festival March 2,
Time and Venue TBA

Nadia, a little girl, loses her passion for life. All day long she lies in her bed, getting thinner and weaker. One day, following a dream, she makes a wish. She would like a real elephant to visit her. Will her father take this challenge and make it happen? The entire show performed on a tiny stage – an old suitcase.

End to Avoid Damage

Written by Diane Exavier
Directed by Karly Kuntz

Black Box Theater
No Admission Charge
When living through apocalypse, what becomes a moon? What is a star? What planet remains? What planet reveals itself to be inhabitable? And who can you live with? End to Avoid Damage is a play about friendship and the laundry list of things to be done as a world comes to its end. A specially commissioned new play, featuring senior projects by actor Troy Chimuma and designer Leslie Duggin.

Fringe Festival!

Curated by John Blondell
Westmont Campus
April 19-22

The department’s annual celebration of original, devised, experimental, and otherwise new and previously unseen work that culminates every season at the college. A smorgasbord of new work that features over two-dozen pieces of theatre, dance, film, art installations, and solo performance, and includes nearly 100 students. A one-of-a-kind event not to be missed. Really. Featuring a senior project by Madison Widener.
General Admission per day $10,
Students & Seniors Admission $7
All festival pass General Admission $15
All festival pass Student & Seniors $10