Theatre Schedule.


Theatre Schedule

Directing Lab/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Water by the Spoonful

By Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by Cristina Martinez (C’19)

After serving in Iraq, Elliot returns to Philadelphia to try and rediscover his place back home. Wrapped around his story are those of participants in an online chatroom from across the world, as relationships of all kinds collide and everyone struggles to cope in an age of uncertainty, speed, and chaos. This 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama has been described as a “heartfelt meditation on lives on the brink of redemption.”

September 26-29, 2018 / 7:30 pm
September 29, 2018 / 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10.00/$5.00 for students

Thomas H. Kean Theatre/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Daniel LaPenta (faculty)

Shakespeare’s titanic tragedy of family and politics in an intimate, in-the-round staging. An aging, intransigent ruler who values flattery above honesty unwisely decides to give up his throne and partition his kingdom amongst his three daughters. Although trying to prevent petty squabbles after the fact, Lear’s actions instead unleash a devastating chain reaction of betrayals, brutality, war, and death. Drew faculty member (and Equity actor) Chris Ceraso leads a talented student cast in scaling this mountain of a play.

October 17-20, 2018 / 7:30 pm
October 20, 2018 / 2:00 pm
Tickets: $10.00/$5.00 for students


The Out of the Box Festival

Off-off Broadway comes to Drew in our First Annual “Out of the Box Festival” of new student work, existing plays, and choreographic pieces, all meant to promote collaboration (especially between theatre and dance) and experimentation, doing challenging, out-of-one’s comfort-zone work in a supportive process without the pressures of full production. There will be two separate evenings, each consisting of multiple performances, that will rotate throughout the seven days of the festival. Complete schedule will be released in November 2018.

Directing Lab/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Plays in Process

New, student-written plays get their first public airing in this always-lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

All evenings at 6:30 p.m. Free.