Second Stage Presents:
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News
FREE tickets available day of show at the Usdan box office
Directed by Franni Paley ’10, Musically directed by Gabriel Furtado ’10,
Assistant Directed/Stage Managed by Liam Stansen ’10
Date: November 19-21
Time: 8pm, and 2pm and 8pm on the 21st
Place: Patricelli’92 Theater
Come by the Second Stage Outreach and Development Weekend, this weekend at the ’92 Theater:
Schedule of Events:
Thursday November 12th
7:30PM Sanguine Relationships, Two new plays by Anthony Smith ’11
Friday November 13th
7:30PM Sanguine Relationships (Encore Reading)
9:00PM Punchline Stand-Up Comedy
Saturday November 14th
1:00PM Tours and Open House
2:00PM Stage Combat Workshop Led by Sean Richards ’10
2:00PM Stage Management Workshop Led by Chiara DiLello ’10 and Elizabeth MacLachlan ’11
3:15PM How To Put On A Show Led by Anthony Smith ’11 and Ross Shenker ’11
3:15PM Basic Rigging Workshop (How to hang a light) Led by Sean Richards ’10 and Ross Shenker ’11
4:00PM Jam Session, bring instruments and your voices. We will provide a keyboard, microphones, and a Ross Shenker ’11
7:00PM Cabaret:An evening of Musical Theater Emceed by Ross Shenker ’11
All experience levels welcome!
Date: Nov. 12 – Nov. 14
Place: The Patricelli ’92 Theater (next to the Memorial Chapel)
Anthony Smith ’11 invites you to go see his new play:
What: Turkeys, a play by Anthony Smith ’11
Where: ’92 Theater
When: October 15–17, 9:30–10:30, and 4:30 on Saturday
Turkeys, a new play written and directed by Anthony Smith ’11, will be going up in the ’92 this weekend. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, October 15–17, at 9:30 p.m. There will be a 4:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday as well. Tickets are free and available at the Usdan Box Office.
Edit: Anthony added this brief synopsis in the comments section:
Man comes out to his wife, who is a therapist, and leaves her for an eighteen year old boy, taking his thirteen year old son with him on his wife’s insistence. Three years later, their son burns down a daycare center and his father and his new partner go to find his mother and see if she can talk to him.
Daniel O’Sullivan ’11 wrote a play, which is showing all weekend at the ’92 theater:
It’s called “Alice Ashes,” and it’s about sorrow at the twilight of life. It’s pretty bleak, and please note that it depicts acts of sexual violence. There are good things, too, though; some ghosts mean well. All shows are in the ’92 Theater; get free tickets at the Usdan box office the day of the show.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 15 – Saturday, Oct. 17
Time: 7 pm every night, and 2 pm on Saturday
Place: ’92 Theater
From Arie Levine ’11:
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
Three awesome people (Arie Levine ’11, Dakota Gardner ’11 and Sean Richards ’10) embark on an awesome adventure to be awesome.
Wigs + vomit + Shakespeare = awesome.
Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 pm
Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 pm
Saturday, Oct. 10 at 5 and 8 pm
Place: the ’92 Theater
From Ross Shenker ’11 comes “Being Joel”, a play about Ross Shenker. Presented by Second Stage:
An exploration of what it means to be queer, Jewish, twenty, and single in modern America. Featuring songs from “She Loves Me”, “Pal Joey”, “La Cage Aux Folles”, “Spring Awakening”, Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Crazy For You”, “Kiss Me Kate”, as well as the music of Elton John and Fiona Apple.
Directed by Elizabeth Trammell
Featuring Ross Shenker
Special Appearance by Christine Treuhold
Piano: Dan Kieval
Bass: Tom Kuntz
Stage Manger: Jenn Cheng
Lighting Designer: Dakota Gardner
Sound Designer: Howe Pearson
Light Board Operator: Jenn Cheng
Sound Board Operator: Will Boyd
Tickets are free and available the day of the performance at the USDAN box office. Facebook event.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24 – Saturday, Sept. 26
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
The Wesleyan Poetic Census is hosting an open mic this Friday, September 18th. The Poetic Census will continue accepting submissions (poetry, story, essay, list, rant, or transcription) through Thursday, September 17th.
Send submissions to email@example.com.
Date: Friday, September 18th.
Time: 8 PM
Place: 92 Theater
The Secret Science of Forgetting, an interdisciplinary performance created, designed, and performed by No Face Theater, has been rescheduled from earlier this week in light of recent events:
“What is contained inside hollow bones? The secret science of forgetting. We have come to forget the feel of our own skin.”
Equally an anatomy lesson, a prayer, and a celebration, The Secret Science of Forgetting looks at what happens when the laws of nature fall apart. In a world where all the birds have died, an ornithologist, a poet, a hermit, and two avian hybrids must choose whether they will bend to the laws of nature or make the laws of nature bend to them.
’92 Theater. Free.
Tickets at box office day of. Sponsored by 2nd stage.
No Face Theater is: Gedney Barclay, Leah Campbell, Silvie Margot Deustch, Dakota Gardner, Asa Horvitz, Jaime Maseda, Aine McCarthy, Mark McCloughan, Claire Staples, Adam Tinkle
Seats are given on a first come first serve basis, so please be sure to arrive early.
Date: Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10
Time: 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Place: ’92 Theater
A message from No Face:
“Rage”, an original production directed by Mary Longley ’10 and Katie Shelly ’09, is on at the ’92 Theater all Wesfest weekend:
In ancient times it was believed that the universe was forged out of a chaotic and violent clash among many angry gods. “Rage” is an original production based on the Enuma Elish, a Babylonian creation myth. The dark and dramatic tale is retold through experimental puppetry, live original music and dance. recipient of the J.P. Adler Memorial Grant.
Thursday, Apr. 16, 9 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 9 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Black Friday, the epic rock opera music thesis of Sam Ottinger ’09, debuts tonight and is playing until Saturday at the ’92 Theater.
This description is from early last semester, but according to Aural Wes the show still promises to be a macabre musical tale of American consumerism and blind religious rapture:
This opera is inspired by God, Death and the mall. The music, a mix of stoner metal/drone/jazz/classical & tom waits. The place, anytown U.S.A. Shopping Mall built inside of a MEGA-CHURCH. The day, Black Friday, the annal orgy consumer culture. The people, Seven sinners left behind after the rapture by a Zeus like Demi-god who urges them on as they decide their fates. There’s a chorus of shoppers, a chorus of angels and demons, a pervert who loves God more than anything but can’t help watching women change, an alcoholic security guard, a money grubbing evangelist and a power crazed prophet. EVERYONE DIES…almost…
Wednesday, Feb 25th: 11:00pm
(No ticket necessary, just show up)
Thursday, Feb 26th: 8:00pm
Friday, Feb 27th: 8:00pm
Saturday, Feb 28th: 2:00pm and 9:00 pm
(tickets available for free at the box office the day of the performance)
The show will run about two hours, including a fifteen-minute intermission.
More info on Facebook and Aural Wes.