Productions

2021-2022

Romeo & Juliet

April 21 – April 30

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Zach Fischer

Shakespeare’s timeless story of new love, old hatred, and bad timing gets a fresh look in director Zach Fischer’s adaptation. Featuring a multi-generational cast of students, faculty, and staff.

Contains violence and themes of suicide.

Albion College Theatre productions are public performances, open to all audiences from the campus and community.

  • Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Post-show discussion with the cast)
  • Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Censored on Final Approach

Official poster for Censored On Final Approach featuring a woman with planes behind her

February 17 – February 26

By Phylis Ravel
Directed by Stephanie Henderson

It’s the height of World War II. A select team of female aviators has been chosen to serve as Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs), flying non-combat missions for the US military. Facing scorn and bullying from their male counterparts, the women struggle for acceptance, while risking their lives in the skies. As tensions flare in the fog of war, tragic events start to look less like accidents and more like sabotage. What really happened? The WASPs will not rest until the truth is exposed. Based on a true story omitted from history books, Censored on Final Approach shines a light on a flashpoint in the feminist movement. Contains strong language.

Showtimes:
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Post-show discussion with cast)
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Masks are required at all times in the audience.

Eurydice

November 11 – 20

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Stephanie Henderson

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Eurydice journeys to the underworld, where she reunites with her dead father and struggles to remember her lost love in the world above. Full of humor, deliciously strange characters, and haunting plot twists, Eurydice is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

Suitable for all audiences.

Albion College Theatre productions are public performances, open to all audiences from the campus and community. At the Herrick Black Box Theatre in the Dow Center. Masks are required at all times inside the building. Admission is Free.

Showtimes:
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Post-show audience Q&A with the Cast and Director)
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

The Flick

The Flick poster featuring three cast members sitting in theater chairs

September 23 – October 2

By Annie Baker
Directed by Zach Fischer

Albion’s Theatre Department returns to live performances with THE FLICK!

In a run-down movie theater in Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles. Considered one of the first great plays of the 21st Century, THE FLICK is a hilarious and moving cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

Not suitable for audiences under the age of 18. At the Herrick Theatre, in the Dow Center. Masks required. Admission is free.

Showtimes:
  • Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Post-show audience discussion with the Cast)
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (Post-show audience discussion with the Cast)
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

2020-2021

Detroit ’67

Detroit ;67 poster with dates and polaroid pictures

September 18 – 20 and 25 – 27

By Dominique Morisseau | Directed by Directed by K. Edmonds

Run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

It’s 1967 in Detroit. Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over more much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the 1967 riots.

Contains strong language and adult themes.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
Rain dates:
  • Friday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. We encourage audience members to bring their own blankets or low profile chairs to sit on. Audience members must wear face masks at all times during the performance.

Timeline of the Detroit '67 riots

Information for On-Campus Visitors

To aid the flow of foot traffic, we are providing designated entrance points for members of the campus community and members of the public.

Members of the Albion College community (students, staff and faculty) should enter on foot under the Stockwell Memorial Library/Mudd Learning Center sky bridge or the east side of the Academic Quad (facing Baldwin Cafeteria.)

Information for Off-Campus Visitors

This production is open to the public; however, in line with our plan to be Together Safely this fall, there will be additional health and safety protocols for off-campus visitors to follow.

If you are driving, follow signs directing you to park in the Ferguson parking lot. If you are walking, enter campus from the east corner of Olin Hall (south side of the Academic Quad). Off-campus visitors will be seated in a designated seating area: ushers will be present to direct you.

For more information, call 517-629-0344 or e-mail theatre@albion.edu.

Read our article on the Albion College Theatre Department production of Detroit '67

2019-2020

Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Cast members in a circle around a cat on a pizza with lasers shooting out of the cats eyes

February 14 – 22

By Greg Allen | Directed by Mark Hoffland

The clock is running… Can our actors perform 30 short plays in 60 minutes? Come find out in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, the hilarious and surprising new show from Albion College Theatre.
The Audience is the main character in this unpredictable night of wackiness.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 22 at 8 p.m.

Admission is FREE with Albion ID, all others $5

Appropriate for ages 18+

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

November 15 – 23

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Zach Fischer

We invite you into the darkest part of the forest, where fairies rule, lovesick mortals lose their way, and somebody just might have transformed into a donkey. Director Zach Fischer sets Shakespeare’s magical comedy in the summer of 1969.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.

Tickets $5 or FREE with current Albion College ID

Appropriate for ages 13+

Intimate Apparel

Intimate Apparel poster featuring someone tightening up a corset

September 27 – 29 & October 2 – 5

By Lynn Nottage | Directed by Stephanie Henderson

It’s 1905 in New York City. Esther is a lonely seamstress with extraordinary talent. Working out of a small room in a women’s boarding house, her skills are much in demand as she sews intimate apparel for clients ranging from wealthy Fifth Avenue women to downtown sex workers. Written by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, Intimate Apparel is a bittersweet meditation on the experience of black women in turn-of-the-century New York. Appropriate for ages 18+.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 2 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5 or FREE with Albion College ID.

2018-2019

Student Body

Student Body poster with a person holding a camera

April 5 – 7 and 10 – 13

By Frank Winters | Directed by Mark Hoffland

A video surfaces in a small college town. If the footage gets out, students’ lives will never be the same. Albion College Theatre presents Frank Winters’s intense look at consent on college campuses.

WARNING: CONTAINS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT AND GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Admission is FREE for students & faculty with current Albion ID, all others $5.

Performances:
  • Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m.

Ordinary Days

Ordinary Days poster with cast members

February 15 – 17 and 20 – 23

A musical by Adam Gwon | Directed by Zach Fischer

Music Direction by Nicholas Laban | Choreography by Kristy Clement

The Albion College Theatre Department presents Ordinary Days, a musical about getting lost and found in New York City. With music and lyrics by Adam Gwon. Directed by Zach Fischer, featuring music direction by Nicholas Laban and choreography by Albion alumna Kristy Clement.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Tickets: $5 or FREE with a valid Albion College ID.

Men on Boats

Cast members on a boat holding prop guns

November 9 – 11 and 14 – 17

By Jaclyn Backhaus | Directed by Zach Fischer

The Albion College Theatre Department presents MEN ON BOATS, the true(ish) history of the 1869 Powell Expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the raging Colorado River. Featuring an all-female cast, MEN ON BOATS is a hilarious action-comedy that skewers the patriarchy and reminds us how the West was really won. Contains strong language.

Admission is FREE for students & faculty with current Albion ID, all others $5.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Topdog Underdog

TopDog Underdog poster featuring two cast members, one holding a card up to the other.

September 21 – 23 and 26 – 29

By Suzan-Lori Parks | Directed by Savannah Manning

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

The Albion College Department of Theatre presents Topdog/Underdog, a darkly comic fable of brotherly love, family identity, and the black experience in America. Lincoln and Booth are two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.

Admission is FREE for students & faculty with current Albion ID, all others $5.

Showtimes:
  • Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m.

2017-2018

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing poster featuring two people holding hands. One is wearing white and a veil while the other is wearing a teal blue suit.

April 12 – 15 and 20 – 2021

By William Shakespeare | Directed by Zach Fischer

“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.” Albion College Theatre closes the season with Shakespeare’s complicated comedy of love and deception.

Showtimes:
  • Thursday, April 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Tickets are $5 or free with current Albion College ID.

Almost, Maine

Almost Maine poster featuring two people snuggled up on a park bench wearing warm clothing as it is snowing.

February 15 – 18 & 22 – 24

By John Cariani | Directed by Zach Dahlmann, Victoria Gitre, Savannah Manning

Love can keep you warm in the coldest of places. Albion College’s Department of Theatre presents the beloved romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, directed by Albion students.

Showtimes:
  • Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.

Public Enemy

Public Enemy poster featuring cast member photo up close and a black censored box over their mouth.

November 9 – 12 & 16 – 18

By Henrik Ibsen | In a version by David Harrower | Directed by Zach Fischer

A new adaptation of Ibsen’s timeless story of political corruption, poisoned water, and the cost of speaking out.

Showtimes:
  • Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11 at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 12 at 2pm
  • Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18 at 2pm & 8 p.m.

On the Verge

On The Verge poster featuring three cast members wearing bucket hats and holding prop swords

September 21 – 24 & 28 – 29

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in Eric Overmyer’s magical riff on pop culture, feminism, and wordplay.
Directed by Mark Hoffland

Showtimes:

8pm showtime. 2pm matinees September 24 & 30.

Tickets $5. FREE with valid Albion College ID.
Black Box Theatre

2016-2017

Fefu and Her Friends

Fefu and Her Friends poster featuring cast members dressed in old fashioned clothing while standing in a lawn.

April 21 – 23

We close our 2016-17 season with an “immersive” production of Maria Irene Fornes’ Fefu and Her Friends. The audience follows the action from room-to-room through the grand Bellemont Manor, in this inventive and intimate experience.

Showtimes:
  • April 21 at 8 p.m.
  • April 22 at 2 p.m.
  • April 22 at 8 p.m.
  • April 23 at 2 p.m.

Clybourne Park

February 23 – 26

The Albion College Department of Theatre presents the bitingly funny satire CLYBOURNE PARK. This pointed spinoff of A RAISIN IN THE SUN follows one neighborhood through the decades to find that the changes on the block are just as startling as the things that stay the same. CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.

Showtimes:
  • February 23 at 8 p.m.
  • February 24 at 8 p.m.
  • February 25 at 8 p.m.
  • February 26 at 2 p.m.

Top Girls

Top Girls poster featuring 7 women, dressed in different apparel looking tough at the camera. The leading lady has on sunglasses and is holding a cigarette.

November 17 – 20

The Albion College Department of Theatre presents the landmark feminist play Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill. 7 women play 16 characters in this darkly funny and moving look at women rising. Directed by Zach Fischer.

Showtimes:
  • November 17 at 8 p.m.
  • November 18 at 8 p.m.
  • November 19 at 8 p.m.
  • November 20 at 2 p.m.

Schoolhouse Rock Live!

October 20 – 23

Directed by Mark Hoffland

Albion College Theatre will make all your favorite subjects rock in this sing-along classic for the whole family.

Showtimes:
  • October 20 at 7 p.m.
  • October 21 at 7 p.m.
  • October 22 at 7 p.m.
  • October 23 at 2 p.m.

Past Productions

2015 - 2016 Toggle Accordion

Shakespeare in Hollywood

by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Robert Starko

The Red Velvet Cake War

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
Directed by Marie Perreault

The Fantasticks

by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Directed by Mark Hoffland

Joined at the Head

by Catherine Butterfield
Directed by Brittney DeShano. ’16

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Sensacion: A Dance
Choreographed by Aariel Alexander

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief
by Paula Vogel
Directed by Christina McKim

We the People!
Directed by Marie Perreault and Nick Mourning

The Wedding Story
by Julianne Homokay
Directed by Katherine York

Recurring Effect: A Dance
Choreographed by Aariel Alexander

Beer Girl
by Walter Wykes
Directed by Katherine York

The White Snake

by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Sarah Anne Goeke

2014 - 2015 Toggle Accordion

Urinetown

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Robert Starko
Scenic and Lighting Design by Peter Verhaeghe (student)

Thread of the Warp

by Sean Michael Welch
Directed by Mark Hoffland

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Couch Comedies
by Wayne Rawley, Liz Ellison and Dan Berkowitz
Directed by Marie Perreault

What’s in the BOX?
Written and Directed by Max Brosnahan-Lusk

Ten
Written and Directed by Brittney DeShano

Baby with the Bathwater
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Meghan Slocum

Lysistrata

by Aristophanes (Adapted by Robert Starko)
Directed by Robert Starko

2013 - 2014 Toggle Accordion

The Phoenix Lottery

by Allan Stratton
Directed by Mark Hoffland
Lighting Design by Peter Verhaeghe (student)

The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Starko

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Everynote
Written and directed by Meghan Slocum

The Mistress at the Inn
by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Callie Bussell

Miami
by Meghan Bortle (student)
Directed by Max Brosnahan-Lusk

Time and the Conways
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Robert Starko

2012 - 2013 Toggle Accordion

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Robert Starko

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Kamara Miller

The Fox on the Fairway

by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mark Hoffland
Scenic Design by Ryan Fisher (student)
Lighting Design by Daniel Warshauer (student)

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Love: A Night of Monologues
Written and Directed by Callie Bussell

The Game
by Louise Bryant
Directed by Corey Brittain

The Way of the World

by William Congreve
Directed by Robert Starko
Lighting Design by Ryan Fisher (student)

2011 - 2012 Toggle Accordion

As You Like It

Directed by Robert Starko

Antigone

by Jean Anouilh (Translated by Lewis Galantiere)
Directed by Mark Hoffland

Earl the Vampire

by Sean Michael Welch
Directed by Robert Starko

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

The Maids
by Jean Genet
Directed by Jordan Burgess

Dutchman
by LeRoi Jones
Directed by Kamara Miller

2010 - 2011 Toggle Accordion

Little Women: The Broadway Musical

by Allan Knee; Music by Jason Howland; Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Directed by Robert Starko

The Heidi Chronicals

by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Mark Hoffland
Lighting Design by Steve Ball (student)

Once on This Land

by Lunn Ahrens; Music by Steven Flaherty; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Effrem Grettenberger

The Clever Widow

by Robert Starko
Directed by Robert Starko

2009 - 2010 Toggle Accordion

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Starko

Betty’s Summer Vacation

by Christopher Durang
Directed by Michael Fentin (student)

Arcadia

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Robert Starko

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Deliver Us Not
by Lee Howard and Greg Gamble

What is Gained is Loss
by Evan Gulliford-Blake
Directed by Alex Freeman

Tartuffe

by Moliere
Directed by Royal Ward

2008 - 2009 Toggle Accordion

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde (October 1-4)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage Design: Mark Hoffland
Light Design: Mark Hoffland

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Hair
(October 15-18)
Book & lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot
Director: Keith Medelis

The Shape of Things

by Neil LaBute (November 5-8)
Director: Kelly Bremner
Stage Design: Tatjana Bluchel (student)
Light Design: Keith Medelis (student)

Sweet Charity

Book by: Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields
(February 25-28)
Director: Robert Starko
Musical Director: James Ball
Stage Design: Mark Hoffland
Light Design: Laura Munson (guest designer – Spring 2008 grad)

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Fool for Love
(March 25-28)
by Sam Shepard
Director: Michael Fentin

Mother Hulda
by Tatjana Bluchel, based on Brothers Grimm fairytale
Director: Tatjana Bluchel

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

(April 15-18)
by Alan Ball
Director: Mark Hoffland
Stage Design: Alex Freeman (student)
Light Design: Megan Edwin (student)

2007 - 2008 Toggle Accordion

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare
(September 26-29, 2007)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage Design: R. Paul Lewis (student)
Light Design: Laura Munson (student)

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

The Runner Stumbles
(October 10 – 13, 2007)
by Milan Stitt
Director: Forrest Hutchins

Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde

by Charles Ludlam
(November 14-17, 2007)
Director: Jennifer Chapman
Stage Design: Mark Hoffland
Light Design: James Harris (student)

Anatomy of Gray

by Jim Leonard
(February 27-March 1, 2008)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage Design: Mark Hoffland
Light Design: James Harris (student)

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz; book, music and lyrics by Clark M. Gesner (March 18-20, 2008)
Director: Amanda Dekker (student)
Stage Design: R. Paul Lewis (student)
Light Design: Sarah Schramm (student)

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Food for Fish
(March 25-28, 2008)
by Adam Szymkowicz
Director: Keith Medelis
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Director: Laura Munson

Rabbit Hole

by David Lindsay-Abaire
(April 9-12, 2008)
Director: Ben Hardin (student)
Stage Design: R. Paul Lewis (student)
Light Design: Mark Hoffland

2006 - 2007 Toggle Accordion

Major Barbara

by George Bernard Shaw
(September 27-30, 2006)
Director: Royal Ward
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Student Directed Workshop Theatre

God
(October 12-14, 2006)
by Woody Allen
Director: Ben Hardin

Red Herring

by Michael Hollinger
(November 15-18, 2006)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage Design: Mark Hoffland
Light Design: Laura Munson (student)

Fiddler on the Roof

book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
(February 28-March 3, 2007)
Director: Jennifer Chapman
Musical Director: James Ball
Stage Design: R. Paul Lewis (student)
Light Design: James Harris (student)

Student Directed Workshop Theatre

(March 22-24, 2007)

The Proposal

by Anton Chekhov
Director: Forrest Hutchins

It’s People Like You
by Jason Sebacher (student)
Director: Alysia Kolascz

The Class
by Jon Jory
Director: Alysia Kolascz

Summer at the Lake
by Tennessee Williams
Director: Keith Medelis

Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

by Allan Stratton
(April 11-14, 2007)
Director: Mark Hoffland
Stage Design: Tatjana Bluchel (student)
Light Design: R. Paul Lewis (student)

2005 - 2006 Toggle Accordion

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertold Brecht, translation by Eric Bentley

(September 28-October 1, 2005)

Director: Jennifer Chapman

Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

The Home Team

by Kim Carney

(November 16-19, 2005)

Director: Johanna Broughton Walker (guest director)

Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Stop Kiss
(December 1 -3, 2005)
by Diana Son
Director: Chelsea Sadler

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
(March 1-4, 2006)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage Design: Nicole Trachsel (student)
Light Design: Laura Munson (student)

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre

April 6 – 8, 2006

Chaos and Creation
by Audrey Coleman (student)
April 6-8, 2006
Director: Audrey Coleman

Eleemosynary
by Lee Blessing
Director: Alysia Kolascz

Tone Clusters
by Joyce Carol Oates
Director: Brandy Norton

The Boundary
by Tom Stoppard & Clive Exton
Director: Jordan Parsons

Medusa’s Tale
by Carol S. Lashof
Director: Jordan Parsons

Communicating Doors

by Alan Ayckborne
(April 19-22, 2006)
Director: Mark Hoffland
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

2004 - 2005 Toggle Accordion

The Country Wife

by William Wycherley
(September 29-October 2, 2004)
Director: Royal Ward
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

The Quick-Change Room

by Nagle Jackson
(November 17-20, 2004)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: Mark Hoffland

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre

December 2 – 4, 2004
Double Solitaire
by Robert Anderson
Director: Alex Rivera

(March 31-April 2, 2005)

The Lover
by Harold Pinter
Director: Chelsea Sadler

Phyro-giants!
by Michael Blieden
Director: Stephen Fish

America Begins
Created and performed by Nick Mourning
Director: Nick Mourning

Cabaret

book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb
(February 23-26, 2005)
Director: Robert Starko
Musical Director: James Ball
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Triage

by Brinn Cronin (Albion College student)
Director: Alex Rivera

The Trojan Women

by Euripides
translation by Brendan Kennelly
(April 13-16, 2005)
Director: Jennifer Chapman
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

2003 - 2004 Toggle Accordion

The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
(October 2-4 & 9-11, 2003)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Right You Are (If You Think You Are)

by Luigi Pirandello, translation by Carl R. Mueller
(November 19-22, 2003)
Director: Royal Ward
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

No Exit
by Jean-Paul Sartre
Director: Amy Lewis

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare
(February 25-38, 2004)
Director: Charles Crupi
Stage/Light Design: Dan Walker

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

Sure Thing and English Made Simple
by David Ives
(April 1-3, 2004)
Director: Julie Maxey

The Valentine Fairy
by Earnest Thomposon
Director: Alex Rivera

The Actor’s Nightmare
by Christopher Durang
Director: Alex Rivera

Cloud Nine
by Caryl Churchill
Director: Jennifer Chapman
Light Design: Dan Walker
Stage Design: Timothy Watson

2002 - 2003 Toggle Accordion

The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov
(October 2-5, 2002)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

Charley’s Aunt

by Brandon Thomas
(November 20-23, 2002)
Director: Royal Ward
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

Student-Directed Workshop Theater

December 5 – 7, 2002

The Still Alarm
by George S. Kaufman
Director: Leah Williams

A Thousand Cranes
by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Director: Adella Pietrzyk

The Bald Soprano
by Eugène Ionesco
Director: Laura Kraly
Light Design: J. Thomas Oosting

Company

by George Furth; music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
(February 26 – March 1, 2003)
Director: Robert Starko
Musical Director: James Ball
Stage/Light Design: Ronald Burns

Student-Directed Workshop Theatre:

The Ophelia Project
Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Amy Lewis (student)
by Amy Lewis (student)
Director: Amy Lewis

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible in History
by Kate Goedde (student)
Director: Kate Goedde

The Good Doctor
Selected Scenes by Neil Simon
Director: Susan Dudley
Light Design: J. Thomas Oosting

How I Learned To Drive

by Paula Vogel
(April 9-12, 2003)
Director: J. Thomas Oosting
Stage/Light Design: Ronald Burns

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King Lear

by William Shakespeare
(October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2001)
Directed: Royal Ward
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

The Fantasticks

book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt
(November 14-17, 2001)
Director: Danielle Harsh (student director)
Stage Design: Nicole Broughton
Light Design: Christopher Zinger

Playwrights’ Madness

(November 29, 30, December 1, 2001)

Donalbain’s Revenge by Laura Kraly & Susan Dudley

Odds and Ends by Paul Rahn

Love and War in the Mind of the Young Male by Jim Shilander

Grappa, or a High Colonic on the Rocks by Sean Hackney

Birds of a Feather; Two Hands in the Bush; or Stickin’ it to Kaiman by John Steeno

Cling On by Jason Kennedy

Director: Robert AuFrance
Stage/Light Design: Robert Berl

Fefu and Her Friends

by Maria Irene Fornes
(February 20-23, 2002)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: J. Thomas Oosting

Workshop Theatre: (Student Directed)

Hello Out There by William Saroyan
Director: Dory Lerew

Visitor from Forest Hills by Neil Simon
Director: Colleen Kelly

Half Time at Halcyon Days by Carol Mack
Director: Katie Doral
Stage/Light Design: Ronald Burns

A Lie of the Mind

by Sam Shepard
April 10-13, 2002
Director: Paul Rahn (student)
Stage/Light Design: Ronald Burns

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Picnic

by William Inge
(October 4-7, 2000)
Director: Robert AuFrance
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

Tales of the Lost Formicans

by Constance Congdon (November 15-18, 2000)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

Workshop Theatre (Student Directed)

(December 7-9, 2000)

Little Red Riding Hood by Billy Aronson
Director/Stage Design: Danielle Harsh

The Man Who Turned Into A Stick by Abe Kobo
Director/Stage Design: Paul Rahn

Readings of Original Student Scripts

Once Upon a Mattress book

by Jay Thompson, music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer
(February 28 – March 3, 2001)
Director: Robert AuFrance
Musical Director: James Ball
Stage/Light Design: Ron Burns

Workshop Theatre (Student Directed)

Margo at Sea and Other Works

Margo at Sea by J. Holtham

Kung Fu Grip by David J. Galido (student)

Frying Pan by Kathleen Schmalz (student)

Alice in Wonderland – an adaptation by Kathleen Schmalz (student)

Directors: David J. Galido & Kathleen Schmalz

Going In by David Kranes
Director: Thor Leach

Joe Artist created and performed by David Galido
Director: David Galido
Stage/Light Design: J. Thomas Oosting

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (April 18-21, 2001)
Director: Robert Starko
Stage/Light Design: J. Thomas Oosting