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Season 2014-15

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Shakespeare in Mind, an original Transy theater production

Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon

Is he a dead playwright, a living text, a t-shirt, a film, an immersive theatrical event running off-Broadway, a musical adaptation, a parody rip-off, a brand, a festival, a mug, a sonnet, a performance, a foreign language translated into modern English, a Lexington café, a million sites on the Internet, a fraud or front for other writers of his day?

He’s all of that and more.

This original Transy production channel-surfs Shakespeare through American culture in the 21st century. Shakespeare’s scenes and soliloquys mix with contemporary playwriting, film performances share the stage with Shakespearean swag, and works based on, inspired by or ripped off the Bard combine with biography and theories that someone else wrote Shakespeare’s plays.

November 13, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.
November 16 at 2 p.m.
Lucille C. Little Theater


Showcase of 10-Minute Plays

14 students in the Fall Directing course will present the 28 actors from the Fall Preparing to Act courses in 14 10-minute plays!

December 6 at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Lucille C. Little Theater


AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER – Method in Madness Tour

Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

Faustus sells his soul, not for riches, but for knowledge and power; Marlowe weaves a shocking and contemporary tale of the struggle between good and evil, championing what is most daring in the human spirit. In his masterpiece, Marlowe breathtakingly conjures Helen of Troy, the Seven Deadly Sins, angels, demons, and Satan himself, before dragging Faustus to Hell

January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Carrick Theater


Suddenly, Last Summer

by Tennessee Williams

Theatre Guild Production, Directed by Jared Auton

Tennessee Williams’s most poetic play – a Southern gothic family drama about truth, legacy, trust and greed.

February 20 - 21 at 7:30 p.m.
February 22 at 2 p.m.

Coleman Recital Hall


Dying City

by Christopher Shinn

Directed by Sullivan Canaday White

A year after her husband's death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at her apartment unannounced.  "On one level Dying City is as satisfyingly spooky, crisp and corny as an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But in answering the plot's whodunit-type questions, it spawns a wriggling host of other, deeper questions that stay with you into the night." —NY Times.

March 18-21 and March 25-28 at 7:30 p.m.
March 22 at 2 p.m.

Lucille C. Little Theater


The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufmann and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Skyler Slone

In 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.  Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman with members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews and wrote the play chronicling the life of the town in the year following the murder.  The Laramie Project is one of the most performed plays in America today.

May 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m.
Lucille C. Little Theater

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