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Drama Productions: Current Season 2015-2016

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By Joyce Van Dyke
Directed by Barbara Wallace Grossman
Choreography by Daniel McCusker
October 29-30, November 5-7, 2015 at 8:00 pm
October 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A haunting depiction of trauma and its aftermath, Joyce Van Dyke’s Daybreak is based on the true story of two survivors of the Armenian Genocide: one of them, the playwright’s maternal grandmother; the other, a woman with strong ties to Massachusetts and to Tufts. As shards of the past intersect with scenes in the present and prescient glimpses of the future, the play offers the possibility of reconciliation and healing. Without minimizing the pain and suffering of those who endured the horrors of 1915 and beyond, Daybreak’s focus is on courage, resilience, transformation, and hope.

$10.00 Tufts ID/Seniors
$10.00 Subscribers
$15.00 General Public
10/29 - All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
11/5 - $1.00 night


Music by Tom Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Noe Montez
February 18-20 and 25-27, 2016 at 8:00 pm
February 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

“Much more than a feel-good musical: it is a feel everything musical”
The New York Times
Diana Goodman has a seemingly-perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son, and daughter. While the family appears to be the typical American family on the surface, their lives are anything but normal as they cope with the effects of bipolar disorder. Next to Normal is a modern rock musical about the devastating toll of psychiatric disorders and the decisions a family makes to keep their world intact. Winner of the 2010 P ulitzer Prize in Drama and three Tony Awards, Next to Normal is a groundbreaking American masterpiece that explores the psychology of grief, ethics in modern psychiatry, and the shared joys and heartaches of family life.

$10.00 Tufts ID/Seniors
$10.00 Subscribers
$15.00 General Public
2/18 - All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
2/25 - $1.00 night


By David Ives
Directed by Sheriden Thomas
April 7-9 and 14-16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

As Fifty Shades of Grey takes both bookstores and cinemas worldwide by storm with its SM-shaded romance, it is the perfect timing to reimagine Masochism, a term derived from the Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, and his classic erotic novel Venus in Furs, in a modern context.

In David Ives’s seductive, darkly funny Venus in Fur, a playwright-director, Thomas, has written an adaptation of Sacher-Masoch' s novel, the story of an obsessive relationship between a man and the mistress to whom he becomes enslaved. At the end of a long day in which the actresses Thomas auditions fail to impress him, in walks Vanda, very late and seemingly clueless, but she convinces him to give her a chance. As they perform scenes from Thomas’s play, the lines between writer, actor, director, and character begin to blur. An unsettling drama, a playful comedy, Venus in Fur also constitutes a masterful exploration of the art of acting—onstage and off.

$10.00 Tufts ID/Seniors
$10.00 Subscribers
$15.00 General Public
4/7 - All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
4/14 - $1.00 night