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

Princeton University students, faculty and staff are invited to this theatrical and academic exploration that will present selected moments from Lynn Nottage's masterpiece for a deeper exploration of character and relationship as a performance piece and as a way to explore the world of transitions truthfully and theatrically. Featuring senior Chamari White-Mink '20 in the lead role with stage management by senior Hannah Semmelhack '20 and directed by faculty member Shariffa Ali.. 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 and Her Children

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.

Fri Nov 22, 2019 - Sun Nov 24, 2019 · 8:00 pm

Water Play

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

A new music theater work by senior Allison Spann '20, directed by theater alum Nico Krell '18 and with choreography by senior Jhor van der Horst '20. This unconventional musical using music composed for looping pedal explores the journey of a voice seeking to reconnect with its body following trauma.

Fri Dec 6, 2019 - Sun Dec 8, 2019 · 8:00 pm

Feminine Products

Wallace Theater · Presented by: Program in Theater

Two women, an evangelical and a liberal, meet in college. They know what kind of people, what kind of Americans, what kind of women they want to be—until they don’t. Feminine Products surveys a world (our world) in which white feminism falls woefully short—and asks us all to consider what must take its place. This new theater piece is written by Tessa Albertson '20, directed by Marc Schorin '22 and features Katja Stroke-Adolphe '20.

Sun Dec 8, 2019 - Tue Dec 10, 2019 · 2:00 pm

Echoes in Glass

CoLab · Presented by: Program in Theater

Written by Alexandra Palocz ’20, "Echoes in Glass" is an interactive story cycle centered around two sisters, a child, a bargain, and a bag of salt. It takes the form of a series of original songs, poems, and fairy-tales that bring together the realms of theater, oral storytelling, and interactive experience. This show invites audiences into a world of monsters, myths, and memories, a world where stories are distilled into jars and people call upon the spirits to help bring them to life. Together, we follow a storyteller and two spirits as they delve through a collection of story-jars in an attempt to untangle and understand the past.

Fri Feb 7, 2020 - Sun Feb 9, 2020 · 8:00 pm

Hotel on Fremont: A New Dance-Theater Piece

Hearst Dance Theater · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in DanceProgram in Theater

How do we form our personal relationships and most importantly, how do we develop our relationships with ourselves? Using contemporary popular music and exploring relationships through music and dance, the Programs in Theater and Music Theater and the Program in Dance present a new musical written and choreographed by Marshall Dylan Schaffer '20, stage-managed by Milan Eldridge '20, featuring Katja Stroke-Adolphe '20, and directed by Associate Professor of Theater Brian E. Herrera, with musical direction and arrangements by Resident Composer Vince Di Mura.

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


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.

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 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.