Theater

2018-19 Season

SEPTEMBER

A reading of Foreign Bodies, a new musical by Whitney Mosery ’08, Joshua Williams ’07, and Yve Blake


OCTOBER

Mad Dreams, a new musical by R. N. Sandberg and Vince Di Mura that re-imagines Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1961 as the first two black students enroll at the University of Georgia

A four-actor version of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night


NOVEMBER

A non-traditionally cast performance of Legally Blonde by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin and Heather Hach

A Women in Comedy festival

Teahouse by Lao She, in collaboration with Princeton Chinese Theatre


DECEMBER

Miles Gloriosus, a Roman comedy by Plautus


JANUARY

Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist drama Machinal 

Reading of a new play, Disposable Ghosts, by Katie Duggan


FEBRUARY

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori


MARCH

Choreopoem, a devised work based on the genre of the choreopoem that addresses the circumstances and issues of black female students at Princeton

A participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey that will involve community members and music


APRIL

A new translation of Jean Racine’s Phedre

Halfway Home, a new play by Zara Jayant

A DIY Festival of senior thesis performances featuring William Alvarado, Ben Diamond, Chase Hommeyer, Nathan Phan, and Julia Yu.


MAY

A new piece of theater with music commissioned through the Roger S. Berlind Playwright in Residence program from Afropolitan theater maker Shariffa Ali. Written and composed by Ali along with Joanna Evans and Avi Amon. This is an experimental new music-theater piece about clothing in multiple universes and how relationships progress, fail, restart, and drift away. We work with themes of gender, movement, freedom, and mythology, following the dynamic between souls over several worlds, contexts, and time. Each world is rooted in some element of clothing production (a cotton farm, factory, mall, laundromat, reuse pile, etc) and we switch through them like channels on an inter-dimensional television. We are thinking of the score as a concept album, a requiem, highlighting the characters and mood of each world.

Readings of new plays by seniors Tamia Goodman and Anna Zabel

Details Coming Soon

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