2019-20 Season

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater present an exciting and diverse season of productions!

Details for all productions will be updated here when available. Please note that information on dates, locations, and tickets is subject to change. Additionally, new works by Carl Sun ’20 and Hannah Chomiczewski ’20 will be featured as readings or workshops or performances in May 2020.

 

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

A student reading of Hildegard, a new musical in development. Hildegard spans the latter 40 years of the life of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century abbess and someday-saint who was a composer, philosopher, visionary, and pre-Reformation reformer. Written by Ethan Krupp and Davyd Reddyk, and directed by alumna Elizabeth Swanson '12; presented as part of the Theater Program's Alumni Connections New Works Series.

Fri Oct 11, 2019 - Sun Oct 13, 2019 · 8:00 pm

An Exploration of Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Program in Theater presents Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage in a workshop production directed by theater faculty member Shariffa Ali. Featuring Chamari White-Mink '20, lighting design by Milan Eldridge '20, sound design by Jenny Kim '20, with stage management by Hannah Semmelhack '20. Free and open to Princeton students, faculty, and staff; no tickets required.

Fri Nov 15, 2019 - Sat Nov 23, 2019 · 8:00 pm

Mother Courage

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Program in Theater presents Mother Courage by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner. A family, trapped by socio-political constraints, tries to survive the impossibility of war in this boisterous comedy filled with original songs that is considered a 20th century masterpiece of epic theater. Directed by faculty member Bob Sandberg with music composed by Vince di Mura, with additional design by Adam Honore and Noelle Quanci. Featuring Abby Spare '20 and Jaclyn Hovsmith '20, with dramaturgy by Jaclyn Hovsmith '20.

Thu Dec 5, 2019 - Sun Dec 8, 2019 · 8:00 pm

Feminine Products

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Theater

When mainstream, White Feminism has failed us all, is it ever too late to change what you believe in? Feminine Products tells the story of young American women struggling to understand intersectional feminism, empowerment, and pop music (lip syncs included), while offering an honest look at the satirical tragedy that is becoming a woman. This new theater piece is written by Tessa Albertson '20, directed by Marc Schorin '22 and features Katja Stroke-Adolphe '20.

Fri Feb 14, 2020 - Sat Feb 22, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Sister Mok-Rahn

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Program in Theater presents Sister Mok-Rahn by Eun-sung Kim, translated by Dayoung Lee and directed by visiting artist Seonjae Kim. The critically-acclaimed play captures the stories of separated people like the divided North and South Koreas, through the perspective of a female North Korean defector. The production features visiting designer Hahnji Jang; sets, lighting and dramaturgy by Jenny Kim '20; co-costume design and featuring Carol Lee '20; and stage managed by Hannah Semmelhack '20.

Fri Feb 28, 2020 - Sat Mar 7, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Macbeth

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Program in Theater presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare, with an all-female cast directed by Lecturer in Theater Elena Araoz. Featuring Tessa Albertson '20 and Abby Spare '20, with set design by Milan Eldridge '20.

Fri Mar 6, 2020 - Sat Mar 14, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Spring Musical

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater will present a production of a popular musical (soon to be announced), directed by Richard Peng '20 with lighting design by Jenny Kim '20, and featuring Kateryn McReynolds '20, Calvin Rusley '20, Hannah Chomiczewski '20 and Billie Ann Runions '20.

Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater present this special collaborative project between students, artist alumnae and the first generation of women who studied at Princeton. Directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins; conceived by Jane Cox and Suzanne Agins.

Fri Apr 3, 2020 - Sat Apr 18, 2020 · 8:00 pm

The Universe is a Small Hat

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

A participatory musical written, composed, and directed by 2018-2020 Princeton Arts Fellow Cesar Alvarez. 'The Universe is a Small Hat' is a multi-player participatory musical about a space-bound utopian collective of sentient humanoid AIs who rescue a group of human refugees trying to escape earth.

Fri May 1, 2020 - Sun May 3, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

Written by Conor Hanney and directed by Rosie Arbittier '20, Best Buddies: The Hip-Hop Musical features a neurodiverse cast and crew of members with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. In under an hour, the musical explores serious themes of difference and acceptance through an accessible and comedic story — using only a beatboxer as its background track.

Fri May 8, 2020 - Sun May 10, 2020 · 8:00 pm

A New Theater Piece by Jonathan Alicea

Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Earth’s final community of English-speakers. Fifty speakers, give or take. No contact with the outside world. Few written and spoken records remain. Suffice to say, within a few generations, English will be dead as if a single soul had uttered it. While some in the community work to preserve the language, others are less keen to expend their energy and resources to keep it just barely surviving. It is only when an outsider intent on studying and learning their language arrives that the community must reckon with their language’s isolated, endangered status. As a result, further division over the matter threatens their long-standing harmony. After all, is a language truly worth saving?

Details Coming Soon

Dates, times and venues will be published soon to our events calendar. Inquiries may be directed to lewiscenter@princeton.edu.