The Tufts Department of Drama and Dance presents for a second weekend Charles Mee’s ‘bobrauschenbergamerica,’ directed by Natalya Baldyga in collaboration with Daniel McKusker. The play is an unconventional piece that combines chickens, roller skating, americana, dance and audience participation for a truly unique, immersive theater experience.
Watch a preview of the show here:
Performances are Thursday-Saturday April 18-20 at 8PM in Balch Arena Theater. Tickets for Thursday’s performance are only $1, while Friday and Saturday’s cost $7.
Practice your tongue twisters and put on your thinking caps, because Tufts will be hosting a Spelling Bee on Monday and Tuesday night. Well – Torn Ticket II will be holding it’s workshop production of the classic musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in Barnum 008. To get a dose of some of the laughs, catchy tunes, and ridiculous antics, watch the preview below:
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed in Barnum 008 at 8PM on Monday April, 15 and 9:15PM on Tuesday April 16. Admission is free with no tickets required.
Torn Ticket II’s workshop production of Cunningham and Saltzman’s “I Love You Because” premieres Friday and Saturday at 8PM in the Crane Room. Hear some of the catchy tunes and hear from one of it’s stars, Maya Grodman, and music director Melissa Weikart in this video:
The 3P’s workshop production, ‘tempODYSSEY’ premieres tonight and tonight only in the Balch Arena Theater at 7PM and 9PM. The show about Seattle, black-holes, and escaping one’s past is “one any college student can relate to” according to senior Lindsay Carpenter, the play’s director. Get a sneak peak of the show here:
The Department for Drama and Dance’s winter play “Measure for Measure” is bringing a modern interpretation of the bard’s classic to campus when it opens tonight at 8PM.
“This is Shakespeare with the sex, and the prostitutes and the leather, no British people, we’re not walking around talking like robots like ‘What light soft from yonder window breaks!’ – No!” said Every Reidy, a freshman starring as Madame Ontop in the show. “This is Shakespeare broken down, and messed up. It’s Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it.”
Director Sheriden Thomas, a lecturer in the Drama and Dance Department, based her concept on the recent presidential election, incorporating references to the Occupy Movement and modernizing the show.
“The difficulty of governing caused me to think about what a community would ask of a Governor, and so I cast 20 actors to create that community that the Governor then has to deal with,” she told The Daily.
To catch a glimpse of the show, check out the video preview below. “Measure for Measure” plays February 14-16 and 21-23, with shows beginning at 8PM. Tickets are on sale at the Balch Arena Box Office for $7 for students and seniors, $12 for the general public, with a special $1 night on Thursday, February 21.