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Last night for STARFALL, A Senior Directing Thesis

Tonight is your last night to see this show!

You know that one time you made eye contact with that singer in that band you like and for a second you thought ze was the one? What if ze really was?

Tickets are free but get on our list ASAP because capacity is limited!
We’ll be in Usdan (NOT the box office!) from 11 AM-2 PM, Saturday 2.28

Date: Today, Saturday February 28
Time: 9 PM
Place: 92 Theater

Second Stage Presents: A Behanding in Spokane

Kirby Sokolow ’14 is directing a play and would be delighted if you were to come and see it:

Come see A Behanding in Spokane! Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Kirby Sokolow ’14.

After searching the black market for his missing left hand for the past 27 years, Carmichael stumbles upon two drug dealers with a hand
to sell. Throw in a bitter hotel clerk and a hysterical old lady and things start to get crazy.

Tickets will be sold at the box office. All tickets are free but get them early to make sure you have a seat!

Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Date: Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Zilch

Second Stage Presents: Assassins

Sneaking up on the president from Mikhail Firer ’13:

What do you do when you lose sight of the American Dream? You do the only thing you can do. You kill the president. Everybody’s got the right to be happy, right?

Come see Assassins, by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, directed by Tessa Young ’13 and Mikhail Firer (as previously mentioned) also ’13! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8 PM in the ’92 Theater. Get your tickets for free at the box office the day of the show.


Date: Oct. 13 – Oct. 15
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: ’92 theater
Cost: Free tickets at the box office

Second Stage Presents: The Last Five Years

From Brianna van Kan ’12:

The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle by Jason Robert Brown. It tells the story of the five-year life of a marriage from beginning to end, or from end to beginning, depending on how you look at it.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, Sept 29-Oct 1. Get your tickets at the Box Office in Usdan starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance.

Directed by Dylan Zwickel ’14.
Starring Sara Schineller ’12 and Spencer Hattendorf ’12.

Date: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free!

“Icarus or an Angel”- Crew Recruitment

Are you questioning whether or not you are a thespian? Maybe you have been experimenting with being a thespian, but aren’t sure if it is for you? Well here is your chance to give it a try! Anthony Smith ’11 writes in about his new play Icarus or an Angel:

Hi all!

My name’s Anthony Smith, and for my senior project, I’m directing an original play titled Icarus or an Angel that premieres in two and a half weeks, Thu-Sat Feb 17, 18, 19, at 8:00 PM.

We really, really need about three more responsible people to run crew for us. It’d be more than just boring back stage work. Because of the nature of the piece, you’d be characters in the show as well!

The commitment is minimal until the week of the show. Then it will get a bit tougher, but you’ll be really proud of the work you do! And there’ll be snacks! And it’s a great way to get involved with a production if you’ve ever been interested in getting involved with one, or if working crew is your thing and has been your calling since birth.

Email my team at absmith@wes or tminter@wes if you have any more questions or if you’d like to help out.

Date: Feb. 7 – Feb. 19
’92 Theater
Cost: Free

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Yelena Sayko ’10 writes:

The Wesleyan Theater Department presents The Mystery of Irma Vep, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento. On a stormy night at Mandacrest estate, Lord Edgar Hillcrest and his new bride Lady Enid are haunted by the memory of the Manor’s first mistress—Irma Vep. In Charles Ludlam’s camp parody of classic Hollywood film and Victorian supernatural literature, two male actors play the British couple, bizarre servants Jane Twisden and Nicodemus Underwood, a werewolf, a mummy, a vampire, and more. With lightning-quick costume changes and razor-sharp comic timing, this wicked spoof is sure to be a howlingly funny night of theatre.

Date:   April 8
Time:   8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  ’92 Theater
Cost:   $4

Subsequent performance dates:

-Friday, April 9 @ 8pm
-Saturday, April 10 @ 7pm
-Saturday, April 10 @ 10pm

The Glass Menagerie: A Performance Experiment

Bennett Kirschner ’13 says:

Come see the culmination of Second Stage’s production of The Glass Menagerie. It’s sure to be quite a show, as the experimental rehearsal format has required each of the actors to rehearse the piece completely independently. After a month of individual rehearsals, they will perform the text for the first time together; some have not even seen each other since the show was first cast.

The objective of the experiment is to “give truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion” by bringing a piece of realism as close to reality as possible. Whether or not we accomplish our goal will be decided entirely on the night of the show.

Tickets will be available at the Usdan Box Office on Thursday.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 6:00 PM (Brief Q&A With Actors Afterwards) and 10:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater

Senior Thesis Opera: Bad Island

Come see Bad Island, an opera by Ben Bernstein ’10 based on the book by William Steig. One day on an island filled with horrible, ugly, rotten monsters, complacent in their horrible life, a beautiful flower comes out of nowhere. The monsters then explode into a new kind of violence. This staging uses 16 singers, many instruments, visuals, vibrant costumes and choreography to depict layers of treachery, pride, and violence.

Tickets are available day of at the box office. Capacity is extremely limited. Sponsored by Second Stage and the Wesleyan Music Department.

Date: Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27
Time: 8:00PM both nights, 1:ooPM matinee on Saturday
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free Friday show and Saturday matinee; $5 Saturday night: all proceeds and donations go to benefit the Matenwa Community Learning Center in Haiti.

Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30AM-4:30PM

Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

Come audition for Second Stage‘s production of The Glass Menagerie: A Performance Experiment. We will be exploring Tennessee Williams’ classic through an original rehearsal format in which the actors (long story short) will not rehearse the material together until the actual performance; the objective is to “give truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion” by bringing a piece of realism as close to reality as possible. Performances will be at the ’92 on the 3rd and 4th of March, right before Spring Break.

For the auditions, feel free to drop by whenever is most convenient for you; each audition should take no longer than 5 minutes. If you are interested in auditioning but unavailable during these hours, or simply have a question about the production, please e-mail bkirschner@wesleyan.edu so that we can arrange another audition time. While prepared monologues are encouraged, excerpts from the play will be available for reading. All experience levels are welcome.

Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 8-11 PM
Location: Fayerweather 106

Soundboard Operator Needed!

The Yalta Conference is still looking for someone to run the sound board! You could be that person!

Basically, it’s a show about the greatest political conference of the 20th century…fraught with lies, deception, sex, and comedy.

The Yalta Conference goes up in the ’92 theater on
Thursday 12/10 @ 8pm
Friday 12/11 @ 8pm
Saturday 12/12 @ 1pm and 8pm.

Contact Abaye Steinmetz-Silber at asteinmetzsi(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more info!