2021-22 Season

The Programs in Theater and Music Theater presents an exciting and diverse season of productions! Information for the upcoming 2022-23 season will be available in late summer.

Fall and Spring Productions

 

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Lights Up Festival is a celebration of theatrical arts and an opportunity to learn how to re-enter the theater space safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kicking off the festival on October 7, students read "The Thanksgiving Play" by Larissa FastHorse, directed by Tara Moses. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Lights Up Festival is a celebration of theatrical arts and an opportunity to learn how to re-enter the theater space safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This reading of "Your Healing is Killing Me," a solo play by Virginia Grise, is performed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian Herrera. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Sat Oct 9, 2021 · 8:00 pm

Lights Up Festival: Cabaret

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Lights Up Festival is a celebration of theatrical arts and an opportunity to learn how to re-enter the theater space safely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Closing out the festival on October 9, Princeton students present cabaret performances. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Fri Nov 5, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021 · 7:30 pm

Proof by David Auburn

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

In the backyard of her father’s house, 25-year-old Catherine has been caring for her father who was a brilliant and mentally ill mathematician. Now that he has passed, his former student, Hal, and her sister, Claire, have come to collect Catherine and the remains of her father’s legacy. Has he left anything brilliant? Has his illness/genius passed down to her? Theater senior Juliana Pulsinelli '22 leads the ensemble as Catherine in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play exploring family, grief, emotional and mental health and fragility, and genius. Directed by faculty member Vivia Font. FREE; tickets required. Open to University students, faculty and staff.

Fri Nov 19, 2021 · 6:30 pm

FACE TIME

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Princeton, NJ - March 13th, 2020: A campus-wide notice tells everyone they must leave immediately. Despite Tessa thriving in her senior year and Riley on the verge of a sophomore existential crisis, they suddenly find themselves in the same boat: tasked with making the most of their last night of college as they know it. FACE TIME is a filmed half-hour comedy pilot detailing their quest and the hiccups along the way. Created by senior Riley Bona '22 in collaboration with Tessa Albertson '20. FREE; tickets required. Open to Princeton students, faculty + staff.

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

SomeBody is an original devised semi-autobiographical theatrical exploration by senior Jamie Goodwin '22 using poem, story and movement to capture the tension and reality of living in a marginalized body. Open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. FREE; tickets required through University Ticketing.

Sat Dec 4, 2021 - Sat Dec 11, 2021 · 8:00 pm

Tea by Velina Hasu Houston

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Tea is a play centering the story of Japanese war brides, women who had married American soldiers and relocated to the United States after World War II. Following the death of one of their own, four women come together to clean the house of the fifth as they reflect upon how her tragic suicide has upset the balance of life in…

Fri Feb 4, 2022 - Sun Feb 6, 2022 · 8:00 pm

Collective Circus Project: Take Care

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Exploring sustainability, joy, and physicality, this contemporary circus show is a creative collaboration between Princeton students and guest artists from Trenton, led by Princeton senior Ruth Schultz ‘22 with sets/lights by Ricky Feig '22. Open to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Free tickets required through University Ticketing.

CoLab · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Bittersweet Ballad of Blessed & Messiah. Girl meets boy. Or boy meets girl. Boy falls in and out of. And girl falls through. Blessed fell for somebody who spoke in her own language—metaphors and rhymes. However, she realizes words are just words sometimes. Nothing more. Nothing less. A new interdisciplinary work created by Silma Berrada '22. Open to University community; free tickets required. Art installation also on view in CoLab from 12-6 PM on 2/19.

Thu Feb 10, 2022 - Fri Feb 11, 2022 · 8:00 pm

New Works Festival I: Lia by Meigan Clark

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Lia, an original play based loosely on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," tells Ophelia's untold story, drawing on and ultimately subverting many elements of the original play. Written by senior Meigan Clark '22 and directed by senior Ines Aitsahalia '22. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Fri Feb 25, 2022 - Sun Feb 27, 2022 · 8:00 pm

Fuenteovejuna by Lope de Vega

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

In the town of Fuenteovejuna, the people rise up, led by the village women, when their rights are infringed upon by their malicious lord, the Comendador. Fuenteovejuna tells the story of how a united people successfully challenged and defeated their oppressor. This Spanish-language production is infused with an original live rock score and celebrates Hispanic and Latinx cultures and the aesthetic beauty of the Middle Ages. Open to public; tickets required.

Fri Mar 25, 2022 - Sun Mar 27, 2022 · 8:00 pm

The Hello Girls

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

From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, "The Hello Girls" chronicles the story of America’s first women soldiers. These intrepid heroines served as bi-lingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Music + Lyrics by Peter Mills, book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, both Princeton alumni. Directed by Princeton senior Kate Semmens and featuring seniors Molly Bremer and Violet Gautreau, alongside a company of twelve student actor-musicians. Open to the public; tickets required through McCarter Box Office.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Princeton Chinese TheaterProgram in Theater

This original musical written and directed by Program in Theater/Music Theater certificate senior Cindy Han '22 features the four main characters of the famous Chinese epic Journey to the West but tells the never before explored story of their journey back home after they’ve successfully obtained Buddhist scriptures at the end of their journey westward. FREE and open to public; tickets required.

Fri Apr 1, 2022 - Sat Apr 2, 2022 · 8:00 pm

New Works Festival II: Clara by Leila Abou-Jaoude

New South Acting Studio · Presented by: Program in Theater

This new musical by Princeton theater and music senior Leila Abou-Jaoude '22 considers Clara Schumann's place in music history. Detailing her career, correspondences, and compositions, the musical traces her development as an artist and woman. FREE and open to University community; no tickets required.

Sat Apr 9, 2022 - Sun Apr 10, 2022 · 8:30 pm

New Works Festival II: Shalom Bayit by Aleeza Schoenberg

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

"Shalom Bayit" takes place across several months in the same kitchen, with all but one scene occurring on a Friday afternoon as a Modern Orthodox Jewish family prepares for the Jewish Sabbath. In the play, three siblings grapple with faith; identity; sexuality; mental illness; and trying to support their friends, their family, and themselves. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

"The Great Cloud: Stories and Songs" is an original song cycle devised by Princeton senior Alexandra Buzzini '22 from conversations with Christian students from American and international backgrounds about their life stories and spiritual testimonies. Open to University community; free tickets required.

Fri Apr 8, 2022 - Sun Apr 10, 2022 · 8:00 pm

HORSEMANSHIP

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

A new musical-in-progress about being transgender and searching for the kind of person you want to be... and horses. Conceived by Princeton Arts Fellow Will Davis, created by Will Davis and Truth Future Bachman. Featuring new music by Truth Future Bachman. Open to the public; FREE tickets required.

Fri Apr 22, 2022 - Sat Apr 23, 2022 · 8:00 pm

Mary Stuart — A New Translation by BT Hayes

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

In this new translation and adaptation of Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart" by Princeton senior BT Hayes, duty collides with the will of the masses, and two powerful rulers meet face to face in a story of death, betrayal, and hope. Open to Princeton students, faculty + staff; free tickets required.

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

A musical theater cabaret conceived by senior Chloe Horner that focuses on reclaiming the elements of the college experience that students missed out on during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, student performers and audiences will explore the themes of friendship, love and relationships, and mental health. Open to University community; free tickets required.

Details Coming Soon

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

Programs for Theater Productions

Digital programs are available for most productions beginning in 2021. Browse our list of all LCA productions to find digital programs listing artistic and production information and more.