Current Season

The Theatre Department produces an annual season of plays, offering a variety of performance and technical opportunities for both students and community members. The season includes classic and contemporary works, musicals, and children’s plays. All academic productions are free to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. No tickets and no reservations.


Fall 2016

The Faculty Room by Bridget Carpenter
Director:  Aubrey Urban
Bodker Black Box Theatre

Performances:
Sept. 16-18, 23-25
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

Join as us we explore the darker side of high school life from the inside of that mythic room, the teacher's lounge. English teacher Adam, Drama teacher Zoe and Ethics teacher Bill, along with mysterious new World History teacher Carver, are all taunted by the disembodied voice of Principal Dennis on the P.A. system. Dedicated yet desperate, inspired yet burnt out, hateful yet loving — the teachers of Madison Feury High are a bundle of contradictions. A funny and caustic look at how truly messed up the relationships between teachers and students can get, The Faculty Room erupts with gunshots, desperate longing, and a growing wave of spiritual fanaticism. Our education system may never recover.

This play contains mature language and themes.  Recommended for ages 16 and up.


Mary O' by Matthew Schmidli
Director:  Trevor Belt
Polsky Theatre

Performances:
Nov. 11-13, 18-20
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

Ghost ships have haunted the seas for hundreds of years and continue to do so to this very day. In the late 1800's a sailing vessel known as The Deerbourne set out on an expedition into Arctic waters. Captained by the eldest Harroway son, the ship and its crew mysteriously disappeared. A decade later, The Mary O' and its crew, captained by the youngest Harroway brother, are setting out to trace the steps of the expedition in hopes of completing The Deerbourne's quest and restoring the family name. As the expedition unfolds, the crew begin to realize that the Arctic waters have many secrets and that discovering those secrets comes at great cost. The world premiere of Mary O’ will take you beyond the frigid waters of the north, into the depths of humanity’s constant struggle for answers.

This play contains mature language.  Recommended for ages 14 and up.


One-act Play Festival
Directors:  Christine Mick and Jonah Snider
Bodker Black Box Theatre

Performances:
Dec. 8-11
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:30
Saturday & Sunday 2 pm

Romance, revenge, and accusations of rape are the major themes in our One Act Play Festival.  Recent graduates of the Play Reading and Production class will direct Hello Out There by William Saroyan and Self Torture and Stenuous Exercise by Harry Kondoleon.

This play contains mature language.  Recommended for ages 14 and up.


Spring 2017

Catholic School Girls by Casey Kurtti
Director:  Julie Rae Mollenkamp
Bodker Black Box Theatre

Performances:
Feb. 17-19, 24-26
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

This satire of Catholic school life in the 1960's uses four actresses to play the nuns and the first through eighth grade girls at St. George's School in Yonkers. They experience bonds of friendship, reprimands from authority figures and pressures from home while dancing to the Beatles and the Supremes, watching the Addams Family, and reacting to the election of a Catholic president!  Delight in this amusing portrait of girls maturing to the threshold of adolescence.

This play contains mature themes.  Recommended for ages 14 and up.


La Culebra by Pamela Gerke
Director:  Aubrey Urban               
Bodker Black Box Theatre

Performances:
March 10-12
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday noon & 3 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

This ancient story comes from the Aztec culture and shows what happens when a kind farmer saves the life of a snake. Although the farmer explains that if you do a good deed, good will come back to you in return, the snake disagrees and insists on asking the other animals to settle the disagreement. If the farmer loses, the snake will eat the farmer. It takes a donkey, a chicken, and a coyote to convince the snake that you should always do good deeds—but never expect something in return.

This children’s play is suitable for all ages.


Assassins by Stephen Sondheim
Director:  Beatte Pettigrew
Polsky Theatre

Performances:
April 28-30, May 5-7
Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 2 p.m.

"Assassins" lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States and explores that dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

This play contains mature themes.  Recommended for ages 14 and up.