2013-2014 Main Stage Season

Senior Capstone Projects, Spring 2014

All performances take place in Tansill Theater. Admission is free and open to the public.

April 25 and April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Barely Naked
Created and performed by Jacob Rosenbaum ‘14
An original solo performance piece that explores the journey of an awkward boy's search for courage and love in a theatrically inspired, physically driven, and glitter filled world.

April 25 and April 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Medea of Gaza
Written by Julian Gordon '14
Medea played by Julia Larsen '14
Medea of Gaza dissects war's transformative power over Medea and her decision to commit an act of terrorism while simultaneously ending the lives of her children.

May 1 and May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Written by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Scott Pulvirent ‘14
Four young writers take a seminar taught by a man with methods to his madness

The theater and music departments presented:

February 21, 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. and February 22 & 23 @ 2 p.m.

ON THE TOWN - Read the news release! 

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Book based on an idea of Jerome Robbins
Directed by Virginia Anderson
Palmer Auditorium
tickets; students $8.00, general $12.00

Everyone who comes to New York City has different expectations and plans for their stay. ON THE TOWN is the tale of three sailors on a 24 hour leave from their ship docked in this fabulous city. Memorable musical numbers include Come Up to My Place, Lucky to Be Me, Some Other Time and New York, New York. It's an uplifting, fun show with energy and verve.

October 17, 18, 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m., October 19 & 20 @ 2 p.m.


By Adam Bock
Directed by Kenneth Prestininzi
Tansill Theater
Tickets; students $6.00, general $8.00

Four New Jersey best friends have their life trajectories tested when one uses her New York City engagement party to veer off the agreed upon path of romance and marriage. A bar-hopping, celebratory and desperate-for-fun night of freedom brings unexpected reckonings and transformations as the question of marriage causes their lives, and the lives of the jilted and yearning men around them, to go topsy-turvy. Adam Bock's ultimately optimistic play is a wildly theatrical take on the ever-shifting nature of love and identity among those of us truly opening our hearts for the very first time.

November 21, 22, 23, 2013, 7:30 p.m., November 23 & 24 @ 2 p.m.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Jaffe
Tansill Theater
tickets; students $6.00, general $8.00

Life is truly confusing sometimes. Our hearts get so full, we pursue and pursue, we write dumb poems (or statuses or tweets or tumblrs or whatevers). We try to figure out who we are in relationship to others, and to ourselves. Sometimes we figure stuff out for a moment, only to be utterly flummoxed the next. We behave according to certain norms or expectations, and yet feel so unsatisfied, so unlike our true selves. As we age, we see life and its ridiculousness.

Some of us don't dance anymore.

Shakespeare speaks to all of this and more in his celebratory masterpiece, As You Like It.

Contact Information:
Email Donna Holman, Administrative Asssitant 

Department of Theater
Connecticut College
Palmer Auditorium
Box 5512
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196