2017-2018 Season

ANNOUNCING THE 2017-2018 SEASON OF 
THEATRE & DANCE

God of Carnage
By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang

October 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm
October 22 @ 2 pm

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Yasmina Reza is a French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays ART, along with God of Carnage have both won the Tony award for Best Play.

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The Workroom (L’Atelier)
By Jean-Claude Grumberg
Translated from the French by Daniel Debner (BA '18)

November 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30 pm
November 5 @ 2:00 pm

Set in a Paris tailor’s workroom, a group of seamstresses try to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of WWII. The Workroom focuses on both the victims and the victimizers before time can erase the guilt of silent complicity and collaboration.

Jean-Claude Grumberg (born 1939) is a French writer of children's books and a playwright. Grumberg received the Grand Prize of the Académie française in 1991 and SACD Prize in 1999 for lifetime achievement; the Molière's best playwright in 1991 for Zone libre and in 1999 L'Atelier.

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Dance Concert
Directed by Maida Withers
Guest Artists I-Fen Tung (Taiwan)
Faculty Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess

November 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring independent choreographer and performer I-Fen Tung, faculty choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess, as well as student choreographers.

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Amahl and the Night Visitors
By Gian Carlo Menotti
Directed by Bill Largess

Music Directed by Patrick O'Donnell

Dec 08, 2017 7:30 PM
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:00 PM

Menotti's one act opera has become a delightful holiday favorite for the GW Program of Music in conjunction with the Program of Theatre & Dance. First presented in black and white on NBC in 1951, Amahl and the Night Visitors returns once more to the Dorothy Betts theater in true living color in this live performance. .

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Translations
By Brian Friel
Directed by Jodi Kanter

February 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm
February 18 @ 2:00 pm

An English Ordinance Survey of a rural Irish town becomes the occasion for an exploration of how ancient cultures are preserved or destroyed--and at what cost.  Set at a hedge school in 1833, Translations is a contemporary play about the relationship between how we speak, who we are, and whom we love.

Brian Friel has been likened to an "Irish Chekhov" and his works include Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Faith HealerFriel had 24 plays published in a career of more than a half-century and in 1980 co-founded Field Day Theatre Company and his play Translations was the company's first production. His Dancing at Lughnasa received a Tony Awards including Best Play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. 

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Migratory Tales
Book and lyrics by Leslie Jacobson
Music by Steve Nelson, Roy Barber, and others
Directed by Leslie Jacobson

March 29, 30, 31 @ 7:30 pm
April 1 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for this World Premiere migratory journey!

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….”

Human beings are migratory animals journeying over time and space, from the ancient caves of South Africa to all parts of the earth. Migratory Tales is an original musical theatre piece focusing on the stories of women, men, and children emigrating to the US – right now and over past centuries. Based on interviews with people who have been displaced by conflict or sought refuge for other reasons; as well as people who have been here for generations and know the stories parents and ancestors have passed down, Migratory Tales will include song and dance from the many cultures represented, as well as pieces created expressly for this production.

This is a co-production with Music. Written and directed by Leslie Jacobson, Migratory Tales will include original songs by Steve Nelson and Roy Barber, as well as other composers.

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Dance Project
Directed by TBA

April 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty as well as student choreographers.

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