A Thousand Cranes

by Kathryn Miller

  • Performances: September 30 through October 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Japan’s ancient and rich theater traditions bring the true story of a girl who survived the horrors of Hiroshima for a decade before succumbing to “radiation sickness” to poignant and fragile life on the stage in this moving tribute to Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, the beloved book that has been translated into nearly every language on earth. Suitable for young audiences; 45 minute running time. Directed by Mary Jo Lodge.
  • Auditions: Monday 30 August at 7:00 p.m. on the mainstage of the Williams Center for the Arts. Casting 4f, 3m. Perusal scripts can be signed out from Joyce Wallace at the Williams Center box office. For further information, contact Professor Lodge (lodgem@lafayette.edu)
  • Audition information, click here: Cranes Audition Announcement w bd 8-8
  • For an audition form, click here: Cranes Aud Form 8-8

An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen

  • Performances: November 3 through 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
  • First staged amid controversy in 1882, this powerful indictment of society’s clueless disdain for scientific discovery has lost none of its deep passion nor any of its great humor through a century of nuclear weaponry, global warming, uncontrollable oil spills, and politicians on the take. Translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton. Directed by Michael O’Neill.
  • Auditions: September 7 and 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. on the mainstage of the Williams Center for the Arts. Casting 5-6f, 9-10m. Perusal scripts can be signed out from Joyce Wallace in the Williams Center box office. For further information, contact Professor O’Neill (oneillm@lafayette.edu)
  • For audition information, click here: Enemy audition info
  • For an audition form, click here: Audition Form Enemy

Faculty Recital: Jennifer Kelly and Mary Jo Lodge

  • Performance: Sunday, November 14, 3p.m. Williams Center for the Arts
  • A cabaret-style program of songs, with accompanist Tom DiGiovanni ’96.

War of the Worlds

by Howard Koch, John Houseman, and Orson Welles

  • Performances: November 18 and 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Freely adapted from the classic novel by H.G. Wells, the Mercury Theater’s 1938 Halloween broadcast incited panic among millions of radio listeners from Maine to California. The harrowing news of an invasion from Mars–with a live radio simulcast–will again hit the airwaves, but this time from the Black Box Theater on College Hill. Directed by Brett Billings ’12.
  • Auditions: For information, contact Brett Billings (billingb@lafayette.edu0

Hear Me Roar: First Among Men

adapted from the Lafayette College Archives Oral History Project

  • Performances: March 3 through 5, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
  • A newly revised version of We Were Pioneers, first performed in 2003, this multimedia readers’ theater production uses the actual words of men and women enrolled at Lafayette  when, in 1970, the first co-educational class in the history of the College began the strong and invincible movement that broke gender barriers and continues to transform the Lafayette experience.  Filmed interviews with members of the Class of 2014,  accounts of the Class of 1974 performed live, popular music of the early 1970s, and dozens of memorable images from College Hill and the world beyond from 1970-74 all promise to evoke memories and spark discussion about the way we were forty years ago, celebrate our accomplishments, and look forward to a future full of promise for women and men alike.
  • Written and adapted by Michael O’Neill
  • For audition information, contact Professor Lodge [lodgem@lafayette.edu]
  • Learn more information on Lafayette becoming Co-Ed in 1970 and on the Lafayette College Archives Oral History Project

Ubu Roi

by Alfred Jarry

  • Performances: April 13 through 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. outdoors in the North Third Street sculpture garden
  • As subversive as it is sophomoric, Jarry’s most famous and funniest play–which provoked audiences to riot at its Paris premiere in 1896–marks the beginning of avant-garde theater and the rudiments of an aesthetic that influenced Dada, the surrealists, and the absurdists.  Farcical, scatological, and crammed with pointless plot twists,  King Ubu has grown into a mirror of our meaningless world.  Directed by Suzanne Westfall.
  • Auditions: For information, contact Professor Westfall (westfals@lafayette.edu)

Fringe Fridays

  • Performances: October 22 and December 10, 2010; February 18, April 8, and April 29, 2010
  • Open to all students, faculty, and staff, Fringe Fridays are brought to you by the College Theater for exploring and pushing the boundaries of theater through original work, performance art, poetry, song, dance, and other things we haven’t yet named.
  • Applications: For applications and information, contact Professor O’Neill (oneillm@lafayette.edu)

2008-09 Season: "The Rivals" by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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